If you ask more folks, particularly observers in the boxing world, they will tell you that Floyd Mayweather is going to outclass and dominate Conor McGregor when they fight. But, lately, members of the McGregor team have been predicting that the Irish star is going to pull off the biggest upset in boxing history, and take out Mayweather.
Case in point, recently McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach and training partner, Dillon Danis, predicted the lightweight champ will finish Mayweather. More recently, the fighter’s boxing coach, Owen Roddy, appeared on the latest “MMA Hour“. Of course, he was asked to weigh-in on the August 26th bout, and here is some of what Roddy had to say (quote via MMA Fighting):
“I think he’s gonna put him away,” Roddy said. “I think he’s gonna KO him. I think it’ll take a couple of rounds. And I know my phone is about to explode, I’m sure. But look, Conor does these things. He does these exceptional things all the time. If he says he’s gonna go in and knock him out, I think he’s gonna go in and knock him out.
“I don’t really want to get into details on what we’re looking to do. But, I mean, nobody is perfect. Nobody is perfect. [Mayweather is] unbelievable defensively, he’s pound-for-pound one of the greatest, but everybody has holes, everybody makes mistakes, everybody has predictable patterns that they do over and over again.”
There you have it. Nobody is perfect; this is true. But, even McGregor’s team has to understand why the vast majority of people who understand fighting, believe that Mayweather is going to win, and do so, pretty easily. Does this mean McGregor wouldn’t cruise through Mayweather in a MMA bout? No. No it doesn’t.
McGregor will be fighting for the first time since last November, when he took out Eddie Alvarez, to secure the UFC’s lightweight crown. Mayweather, meanwhile, hasn’t competed since September, 2015, when he earned a decision win over Edson Berto.