It’s a fight nobody claims to want to see yet everybody is talking about. Despite everything, we seem to be edging closer to seeing Floyd Mayweather and Conor Mcgregor fight under MMA rules.
Speaking with TheMacLife, Mcgergor’s coach John Kavanagh has claimed that things are begining to come together.
“I’m kind of reminded of early last year when I was asked about the boxing fight,” Kavanagh said. “And I was doubtful as anybody, and I actually went as far as to stupidly tweet that I’ll do the Irish river dance naked if Floyd steps in the Octagon. Now, I’m going to be honest, I’m practicing Irish dancing, and I’m getting nervous about that.
“In all seriousness, it’s a crazy world we live in. The fight that could never happen, happened. And now this is a fight that can never happen, and it seems to be getting. I don’t know, there seems to be something forming there. I would absolutely love it.”
“Now, let’s be realistic here. If the fight was to happen, I would nearly be saying to Conor and pushing Conor to say, ‘Let’s book that two or three weeks before a real one’, because we can go in and — I’d almost insist that in that fight Conor shoots a double leg early — because I’d be almost annoyed if he went in there and put him away quickly with MMA striking. We need to see jiu-jitsu in that fight. He needs to be in the mount slapping [him] about a little bit. So it would be, I think, such a straight, easy fight that we could train realistically for it and then do a competitive MMA fight on the backend of it.
“So I think it’s one of those ones we could squeeze in getting ready for a fight. I know that probably comes across a certain way, but I can only say what I’m thinking, I can only say what I feel … if that was to happen, it’s not the type of fight that Conor’s gonna have to do a real specific 12 weeks for, and then take three or four months off afterwards, and completely get ready for another one.”
Is this a fight you would watch? Does anybody in the MMA community think this would be anything other than a high profile circus act? Let me know what you think in the comments.
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