UFC Two division champion Conor McGregor lost his first pro fight via technical knockout in the 10th round versus the greatest Boxer of all times in Floyd Mayweather. The plan for Conor was to go back to MMA this December but there are no opponents who can bring in the kind of payday he wants. With Canelo Alvarez’s bout going to a draw with Gennady Golovkin, Canelo’s camp has confirmed that talks between Golden Boy Promotions and Conor McGregor Promotions have begun. UFC Commentator Joe Rogan broke down the style match up between the two on his podcast. Check it out.
“He’s the best ever,” Rogan said on his podcast. “You have to say he’s the best ever even if he never fights featherweight again. Why? Because he KO’d the best ever. The reality is Aldo’s the best ever but Conor KO’d him. You couldn’t say without the Aldo fight that Conor was the best ever. Because if you look at all the different people that both of them fought, your like wow it’s really close, it’s really interesting. Aldo has more fights. But once they actually fight, that’s it. That’s all that matters. It’s not MMA math. So you’ve got to give it to him. He (Conor McGregor) can cover distance very quickly, and he can do so in a weird way. He can do so in a way where he might stun you. He might stun you, and he might catch you early, and he hits really (expletive) hard.”
“I don’t think [McGregor is done boxing]. Look, he went the very first fight against the greatest ever and he didn’t look too bad. If there’s a legit, big fight – if Canelo Alvarez steps up and says that he wants to fight Conor McGregor, [Conor] might do it. It wouldn’t be a smart move. The difference between Canelo and Floyd – Floyd was just a brilliant boxer. Canelo is a murderous puncher and he’ll fuck you up. He’ll hurt you. [GGG] is not a good fight for him either. Neither Canelo nor Golvkin is a good fight for him. They’re terrible fights for him. Those guys are different.”