Joe Rogan Says McGregor Would Be ‘A Hero’ If He KO’d Mayweather With Head Kick

Unless you have been living under a rock, most people know that boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a boxing match in two months. It’s clear that Mayweather would never fight McGregor in an MMA bout. However, that doesn’t mean that McGregor won’t incorporate some mixed […]

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Unless you have been living under a rock, most people know that boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a boxing match in two months. It’s clear that Mayweather would never fight McGregor in an MMA bout. However, that doesn’t mean that McGregor won’t incorporate some mixed martial arts into his boxing showdown.

UFC President Dana White has already gone on record by saying that McGregor is contractually forbidden from throwing kicks, knees, or any other MMA techniques against Mayweather. However, McGregor is not necessarily one who goes along with the rules, which could lead to him going outside of the box.

Joe Rogan, who is a long-time commentator for the UFC, can’t wait for McGregor and Mayweather to go at it. He stated that on the latest episode of the Joe Rogan Experience with guest Morgan Murphy (h/t Jed Meshew of MMA Fighting) that he would like to see McGregor abandon his contract and knock out ‘Money’ with a high kick.

“[If McGregor kicked Mayweather], that would be f**ked up, There’s probably some stipulations in the contract that say, ‘you can’t get him in an armbar or choke him.’

“[But] could you imagine? He would be a god damn folk hero. If they got in close and Floyd was shucking and juking on the outside, and he threw a jab to cover up a left high kick and that left high kick necks him? Just clang! And you see Floyd go limp – and he would go limp. He’s never been high kicked like that. Jesus that would be crazy.”

Obviously, there would be consequences if McGregor did that as he would lose millions for breaking the rules of his contract as well probably face a lawsuit for misconduct. For someone who is all about that money, it would be a problem for McGregor.

Although it would be the dumbest move of McGregor’s career, Rogan believes it would be totally worth it.

“Would it be worth it? It would, but it would f**k everything up because no one would ever trust another fighter from MMA to ever fight a boxer in a boxing match again,” he said.

Mayweather vs. McGregor is set to go down on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Conor McGregor’s Training Partner Says He Won’t Retire After Boxing Match

The most talked about topic over the last year has been the crossover fight that will see boxing legend Floyd Mayweather taking on UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Now, the date is set (August 26th) and everyone can look forward to it. The fight, which both has haters and supporters, is currently being projected to […]

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The most talked about topic over the last year has been the crossover fight that will see boxing legend Floyd Mayweather taking on UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Now, the date is set (August 26th) and everyone can look forward to it.

The fight, which both has haters and supporters, is currently being projected to break the pay-per-view record for sales, surpassing Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao which pulled in an estimated 4.4 million buys. It won’t be an easy task, but a task that is doable. Although this will be a mega payday for McGregor, there is some concern about his future in the UFC.

The discussion has been based in part on previous statements by McGregor as well as pure speculation, that McGregor will walk away from the fight game after this boxing match. If he does, then the UFC is going to hurt big time as McGregor is their top draw. According to UFC President Dana White, he isn’t worried about it because he’s “pretty confident” McGregor will return to defend his title later this year.

McGregor’s good friend and training partner, Dillon Danis, recently did an interview with TMZ Sports and during the interview, he stated that he thinks that McGregor will have plenty of options after August. He also thinks that McGregor won’t be retiring from MMA because the sport is his passion.

“He can do what he wants. He’s the one that they’re all trying to get a fight with, in boxing and in MMA. So he has his options. MMA is his passion so I would think he’d go back to that but he has the option. . . At the end of the day, we’re all competitors. But whatever he wants to do, he has options.”

Danis, who recently signed a deal with Bellator MMA, is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and former world champion at the brown belt level. However, his skills won’t help McGregor for this training camp as he has no striking experience. Danis is confident not only in McGregor’s ability to compete with a great boxer but to dominate him.

“I don’t think he’ll hang with him, I think he knocks [Mayweather] out. 100 percent. I believe in him, Danis said (transcript courtesy of MMA Fighting). I think it [will be] a little more dragged out [than the Jose Aldo first-round knockout]. Mayweather’s a little bit better at avoiding the shots, so I think maybe under six [rounds].”

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Joe Rogan Details McGregor’s Chance To Knock Out Mayweather

It seems like everyone is voicing their opinion who would win the highly anticipated super-fight with boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, which is being targeted for September. While many believe that McGregor has no chance against Mayweather, don’t put longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan among them. During a recent episode

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It seems like everyone is voicing their opinion who would win the highly anticipated super-fight with boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, which is being targeted for September. While many believe that McGregor has no chance against Mayweather, don’t put longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan among them. During a recent episode of his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience (transcript courtesy of MMA Fighting), Rogan gave his thoughts on the matchup, which he believes favors Mayweather’s experience but said that McGregor is still “dangerous.”

“Mayweather is a way better boxer. There’s just no doubt about it. He’s one of the greatest boxers, if not the greatest boxer that has ever lived. And even though he’s smaller, you’re talking about a completely different level of skill, a completely different level of understanding of the subtle nuances of boxing. But that said, Conor McGregor, is not incompetent. He’s very dangerous. Floyd Mayweather’s a way better boxer, but Conor McGregor is dangerous as f**k, and he has a really deceptive ability to move in and move out. He can cover distance very quickly, and he can do so in a weird way. . . But if Floyd can figure him out and start using his jab and using his movement – see, Floyd has traditionally had problems with southpaws, but he’s never lost to one. And we’re talking about professional boxers.”

Rogan went on to discuss fighters who possess that unique power in their strikes and drew a parallel to former heavyweight boxing great George Foreman. According to Rogan, both Foreman and McGregor have “the touch of death,” which is a cool saying for knocking folks out with one strike. It just puts the fighter to sleep. With that advantage, McGregor has at least a puncher’s chance.

“That’s a freak athlete and those come along, and when those come along, if they’re smart too, and then they’re really good at learning the sport too, a lot of people are f**ked. And that’s where Conor McGregor is. He’s a freak athlete in the sense that he has what Firas Zahabi . . . he calls it the ‘touch of death.’ That’s the best way to describe it. He just zaps people.Mayweather’s a way better boxer but the consequences of Conor hitting you should be greater.”

“If it was a fight, it would be 100 million to one that Conor would f**k him up.”

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