A wise man once said, “heavy is the head that wears the crown”, which both Connor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr., the retired former top-dogs, can relate to. Both took their respective sports, boxing and UFC, to new heights in terms of feuds, competition, and straight cash flow. Both these tremendous athletes are very different animals in their respective sports, but quite the same beast in their larger than life personas. Both love the spotlight, and consider themselves the best in their field, so what would be more perfect than starting up the new fight of the century, between these two deities of knocking people’s heads in? We can see McGregor loves the idea by this photoshopped fight poster he put on his Instagram, while Mayweather told fighthype.com that a future bout is “possible.”
To add fuel to the hype-fire, Floyd Mayweather Sr. had some bold words on how he thinks his son would do against McGregor in a boxing match. When asked about the idea, Mayweather Sr. gave told reporters how much he (supposedly) knows about the situation stating, "I really don't know exactly when, but I'm pretty sure it's going to come around pretty soon. Won't be that long. I'll tell you this, if it's not MMA fighting, Conor is going to get the hell beat out of him. I know lil' Floyd ain't going for being an MMA fighter, so that means that McConor is going to get the hell beat out of him still." And after this statement, it’s been reported that established boxing trainer, Freddie Roach was approached by McGregor’s team in terms of training McGregor in the art of boxing.
Our whole take on this fueled up rumor fire? We think it can definitely happen! Now, if you’ve been listening to the naysayers, you’d know McGregor is still under contract with UFC, and UFC owner Dana White said the fight won’t be happening. However, it’s natural for higher-ups to calm down the masses until everyone behind the scenes can figure out how the big (supposedly $1 billion fight) check would going to be split up amongst all those involved. So what do you think? Will this be the fight of the century everyone wanted Pacquiao Vs. Mayweather to be, or are we all just caught up in some wishful thinking?