Joe Rogan Weighs-In on Conor McGregor – Floyd Mayweather Rumors
By FCF Staff
Although the consensus in the MMA world is that a boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather isn’t going to happen, recently UFC commentator Joe Rogan outlined some scenarios as to where the rumored fight could just happen.
Since “The Sun” published a report that a bout between Mayweather and McGregor is nearly signed, most MMA insiders have dismissed the story. UFC President Dana White has said it isn’t true, but over the weekend McGregor tweeted out a poster that showed him facing off with Mayweather.
Recently Rogan weighed-in on the rumored bout during his podcast, however, and here is some of what the accomplished martial artist had to say (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“If enough money gets thrown the UFC’s direction, the UFC might look at it this way, here’s a pragmatic way to look at it: ‘We can still make a lot of money with Conor McGregor. We can still make a lot of money with Conor McGregor in an MMA fight. We can still make a lot of money if Conor rematches Nate Diaz’ which I hear they’re trying to make happen as well, that’s what the rumor’s been. But is he gonna beat the best guys in the world now? After Nate Diaz boxed him up and choked him out, is that going to happen again? If that does happen again, how much will that deflate his value on the open market?…
“You might say, look the amount of money that you can make with the Mayweather fight is off the charts. Off the charts. You’re talking about a three million PPV buy or something crazy. So you do that, you move that up, you take that chance, and he gets boxed up by Mayweather and maybe he survives. If he survives and loses a fucking decision and he goes back and he says ‘All respect to Mayweather. Back to MMA. I just didn’t understand his hands. It’s a learning experience.’ and he has this great press conference. If he can survive, he’s not diminished too much…”
McGregor currently isn’t booked for a fight, following his highly publicized fallout with the UFC, over the promotional obligations the promotion had planned for its UFC 200 card. McGregor was initially supposed to rematch Nate Diaz at the July 9th card.