UFC commentator Joe Rogan says McGregor would become a ‘folk hero’ if he KO’d Mayweather with a head kick.
We all know that boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. would never fight Conor McGregor in MMA. But that doesn’t mean McGregor, the current UFC lightweight champion, won’t incorporate some mixed martial arts into his boxing showdown against Floyd on August 26.
Shortly after the blockbuster fight was announced last week, UFC president Dana White revealed that ‘The Notorious’ is contractually forbidden from throwing kicks, knees, or any other MMA techniques against Mayweather.
Long-time UFC commentator Joe Rogan, however, who can’t wait for McGregor and Mayweather to lock horns, would like to see McGregor abandon his contract and knock out ‘Money’ with a high kick.
“[If McGregor kicked Mayweather], that would be f**ked up,” Rogan said on the latest episode of the Joe Rogan Experience with guest Morgan Murphy (h/t Jed Meshew of MMA Fighting). “There’s probably some stipulations in the contract that say, ‘you can’t get him in an armbar or choke him.’
“[But] could you imagine? He would be a god damn folk hero. If they got in close and Floyd was shucking and juking on the outside and he threw a jab to cover up a left high kick and that left high kick necks him? Just clang! And you see Floyd go limp – and he would go limp. He’s never been high kicked like that. Jesus, that would be crazy.”
Not only would McGregor lose millions for breaking the rules of his contract, but the Irishman would probably face a lawsuit for misconduct.
It would be the dumbest move of McGregor’s career (and just flat out wrong), but Rogan thinks it would be worth it.
“Would it be worth it? It would, but it would f**k everything up because no one would ever trust another fighter from MMA to ever fight a boxer in a boxing match again,” he said.
Mayweather vs. McGregor is set to take place on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.