At this point, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will do and say about anything to build up a potential superfight with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) superstar Conor McGregor. The talks keep Mayweather relevant and if a matchup happens to surface in the near future, “Money” would presumably steamroll McGregor in quick fashion for an even quicker payday. This week, the all-time great boxer paid tribute to McGregor’s striking and overall ability to put up a fight if the two ever met inside of the boxing ring.
“Because every time Conor McGregor go out there and compete and win, he do it standing up,” said Mayweather during last night’s (Fri., Feb. 24, 2017) Showtime Boxing broadcast (shown above). “When Conor McGregor did lose, he lost on the ground. He didn’t lose standing up. So he’s a hell of a fighter and he’s a very, very tough competitor and he has the will to win.”
As for the Irishman’s punching power, Mayweather believes it will transfer over from the Octagon to the boxing ring.
“The UFC gloves is no different from boxing gloves,” said Mayweather. “They’re just a little bit smaller, but if a guy got power, he got power. And Conor McGregor got power.”
Mayweather’s portrayal of McGregor’s boxing ability is probably his way of boosting up a potential superfight, but he may be wasting his breath considering UFC president Dana White is ready to throw McGregor against the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson, which is set to go down at UFC 209 on Mar. 4. Either way, Mayweather, as well as McGregor, will continue to fuel the fire. The potential superfight may not happen this year, but 2018 is another strong possibility.
“Let’s make the fight happen,” added Mayweather. “Let’s give the fans what they want to see. There’s only one fight out there that’s important — that’s Mayweather and Conor McGregor.”
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