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Amidst ongoing discussions regarding a potential superfight between Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight king Conor McGregor and infamous boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr., Floyd Mayweather Sr. took some time out of his busy day to pick apart McGregor’s striking skills from his UFC 205 victory over Eddie Alvarez this past November. Mayweather Sr. held zero punches when discussing just how bad “Money” would mark up “Notorious.”
“Floyd’s (going to) tear him up, man,” said Mayweather Sr. in the above interview with Marcos Villegas of Fight Hub TV. “Even though Floyd is not a big puncher, Floyd can hit him with jabs and stuff all night, man, and cut him up.”
“I don’t think his fundamentals are bad,” added the former pro boxer. “But you got to understand, his fundamentals ain’t up there with the man, either. They got levels.”
“My son’s gonna cut his beard for him.”
Just like Mayweather Sr. said, Floyd Jr. is not a big puncher. McGregor is. So no matter how bad “Money” is able to cut up the Irishman and use his jab to create space around the ring, McGregor will always be one left hand away from changing the outcome of the fight. It’s his bread and butter. Something that he can fall back on if Mayweather Jr. was catching him at every move (which he probably would, let’s be honest).
In any case, it’s nice to see Mayweather Sr. at least pay some respect to one of the best strikers in mixed martial arts (MMA). Many people around boxing these days will never express wonderment about what happens inside of the Octagon, but at least they’re taking notice.
Source:: mma mania