People make a huge deal about how Conor McGregor has no chance in hell at out-boxing Floyd Mayweather. While that indeed may be true, what if something crazy out of the ordinary happens? People are forgetting it seems, that McGregor may not even try to box Mayweather in the first place. After all, McGregor is NOT a boxer, but a martial artist.
A martial artist, and while we’re at it, one of the best to ever do it. That’s a fact, whether you love the guy or hate him.
Will Conor McGregor Even Try to Box Floyd Mayweather?
The UFC lightweight champion and the boxing legend recently kicked off a world press tour. Their second stop, Toronto, Canada was yesterday, and it instantly became even more insane than their first stop.
Somewhere along the line however, McGregor insinuated that fans may not expect what he plans to bring to the ring on August 26th.
Speaking to a scrum of media, McGregor mentioned the use of a Karate stance, or a Capoeira stance. That’s definitely interesting and something worth taking of note.
While a lot of McGregor’s usual Mixed Martial Arts-only type of strikes are banned from boxing, the Irishman still has leeway in his movement and style of fighting.
McGregor Says He May Use a Karate and Capoeira Stance
No he won’t be able to use his elbows, or his knees, or kick Mayweather for that matter. But what’s to stop him from adopting a swaying stance like that seen in Capoeira? Or a narrow Karate style stance? I guarantee you Mayweather has never seen that sort of movement before. Nor will he be prepared for it.
This isn’t far out of the imagination. And it certainly is legal, although tremendously unorthodox. Check out this clip of McGregor talking to media. ESNEWS has the scoop.
On top of this, McGregor continued his roast of Mayweather on stage. Here are some of his best bits:
“I’m 28 years old and I’m getting fight cheques and promoter cheques. When Floyd was 28 he was on Oscar de la Hoya’s under card. Floyd is an old, weak b****. He’s never fought a day in his life; he’s a runner, he’s boxing’s biggest b****.”
You’re 40 f***ing years of age. Learn to dress your age! You’re carrying a schoolbag on stage. What do you need a schoolbag for? You can’t even read!”
Who is The More Dominant Microphone Presence?
Every line that McGregor spits out, the fans just soak it up. They absolutely love the guy to pieces. Mayweather, on the other hand, has never looked so out of place. McGregor has definitely gotten under his skin with his insults. It’s absolutely brilliant.
Will it affect Mayweather’s performance on fight night? Will McGregor, or should we say Mystic Mac, prove to be right once again?
This fight is becoming more and more intriguing by the day. Whether the fight will be competitive or not, well we wouldn’t go as far as saying yes. But at the very least, we’ll be watching.
After two straight press conferences, it has become crystal clear who owns the show. And perhaps who the greatest self-promoter in the history of combat sports is — it’s “The Notorious” Conor McGregor.