The former UFC welterweight champion did not seem convinced that Conor McGregor could hold his own in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather.
Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB) held its 57th event last weekend in Moscow, an event that featured a wide range of entertaining bouts and special guests in attendance like former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre and title contender Khabib Nurmagomedov. Ahead of the anticipated event that was headlined by a title fight rematch between Magomed Magomedov and Petr Yan, GSP sat down with various outlets to discuss a wide range of topics, including the potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather match-up.
According to St-Pierre, McGregor is the “biggest draw” and the “biggest seller in the sport of all time” but is not convinced that he can outbox the undefeated ‘Money’
“I think it will happen,” St-Pierre told RT Sports. “I know Floyd will never fight Conor in a mixed martial arts fight, but Conor could fight Floyd in a boxing match. I don’t think he’s going to win, I don’t think he’s going to win at all, but I think he wants to do it and he’s going to make a lot of money out of it.”
Other notable fighters such as Nurmagomedov openly stated that if McGregor loses to Mayweather, it would negatively impact mixed martial arts. While GSP didn’t necessarily agree with that perspective, it will likely depend on the outcome of the fight itself.
“If he loses, and I’m pretty sure he’s going to lose if it happens, the odds are not in his favor,” St-Pierre explained. “But if he manages to survive, it could be like a win for him. Because after he’s going to start talking, ‘Hey, I’ve stepped into your game, why don’t you step into mine?’ So it depends not only on the result, but how it’s done. It all depends on how things play out.”
Transcription taken from RT Sports.