Chael Sonnen Believes if Conor McGregor – Floyd Mayweather Lasts More Than One Round, it “Humiliates Boxing”
By FCF Staff
If Conor McGregor ends up facing Floyd Mayweather, and makes it out of the first round, Chael Sonnen believes the sweet science will be humiliated.
It remains to be seen if the long rumored, boxing match ever takes place, but increasingly there are signs that the fight could happen. Earlier this week, UFC President Dana White relayed he believes the bout will occur.
“I think the fact that anybody is weighing in that there’s a contest there is such an incredible disrespect to boxing,” said Sonnen. “If that fight goes more than 30 seconds, it shames boxing. If it goes out of the first round, it humiliates boxing.
“If I was to tell you in any other sport, ‘Hey, we’ve got a great athlete from one field, that’s never done a sport before, and he’s gonna come on and take on the best current living guy in that sport,’ it’d be laughed at. If I told you, I’ve got a guy who’s never played basketball, sure he’s shot the ball around and been on a court and had the ball in his hand, but he’s never played a competitive game of basketball before, and we’re gonna put him up against LeBron James, it would be laughed at. ‘We’ve got a gal that’s never played tennis before, she’s fooled around with a ball in the gym, she’s gonna take on Serena Williams,’ it would be laughed at.”
Mayweather has gone 49-0 to date in pro-boxing bouts, and is widely considered to be one of the best boxers of all time.