Twitter Reacts To Conor McGregor vs
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 17:09
Double Olympic bronze medallist Paddy Barnes says he would love to see UFC star Conor McGregor cause a huge upset by defeating boxing legend Floyd Mayweather when they clash on August 26 in Las Vegas.
While terms are still unknown, it's been reported that Mayweather would get the larger purse, potentially as high as $100 million, according to White, likely the motivation in luring him out of retirement and risking his ideal 49-0 career record. With McGregor signed to the UFC, the fight would not be possible without White's consent. "There has never been anybody like him in this sport".
"A lot of people used to doubt him in the beginning". But we can take Floyd's long list of wins over the world's best boxers and compare them against Conor's performance against ...
"He would go in and do exactly what he said he was going to do".
"If I had to tell you right here, right now, do I think Conor's coming back this year?" He has become a huge star globally. "It's definitely the biggest fight ever in combat sports history, and probably going to be the biggest payday ever", UFC president Dana White said. One would therefore assume that the fight will take place according to the rules of boxing.
FILE - In this November 11, 2016, file photo, Conor McGregor stands on a scale during the weigh-in event for his fight against Eddie Alvarez in UFC 205 mixed martial arts at Madison Square Garden in NY.
Details of the Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV prices were released just over a month before the 2015 fight, so fans might have to wait until mid-July to get finalized numbers. He's already spent the a year ago taking jabs at Mayweather. McGregor has proven the power of his infamous left hand with 18 of his 21 career wins resulting from a knock-out.
"The question is, can Conor McGregor hit Floyd Mayweather in a 12-round fight?"
"I don't believe it can ruin boxing at all".
He also made the argument that because of age and retirement lifestyle, this fight may be more hard than what most people are expecting from a typical Floyd Mayweather fight.