Both Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor this weekend continued to feed into a story that the two of them would meet in a boxing match sometime in the near future. First, McGregor tweeted out the picture below:
MMA Vs Boxing. pic.twitter.com/qgl8tKvT5s
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 8, 2016
Then Mayweather, in an interview with FightHype.com, said that the rumors were started by him, and he believed the fight to be possible.
“It’s possible. It’s possible,” Mayweather said of a fight with an MMA fighter, without naming McGregor. “There was a name that was shot at me. But the rumors that y’all have been hearing [are] the rumors I started. It may not be a rumor. Keep your fingers crossed. It may be a boxer versus an MMA fighter. So we just don’t know.”
Penick’s Analysis: Not happening. The only way McGregor could attempt that fight would be if UFC co-promoted with Mayweather. That’s not something they do, and even if they did it would mean a lesser share in turn for McGregor because of the UFC’s involvement. They’re going to make their money on McGregor’s next several fights, and those fights will be in a UFC cage. He’s not going to be boxing Floyd Mayweather or anyone else for that matter; it’s simply not going to happen.
[Photo (c) Gary A. Vasquez via USA Today Sports]
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