Mayweather fans are having a field day with this one…
Boxing and mixed martial arts seem to have been on a collision course since day one. Although MMA has far surpassed the days of ‘which style’ is better, the obsession remains among fans.
Truly, there haven’t been many crossovers of note either way. Some MMA fighters, including Vitor Belfort and Anderson Silva have gone to pro boxing, but only for a very small handful of low-level fights.
McGregor Flirting With Boxing
Before ‘The Notorious’ it was Ronda Rousey that everyone wanted Floyd Mayweather to fight. Now ‘Rowdy’ is essentially gone, the focus has shifted to the Irish star and current lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
Arguably one of the most dangerous strikers in MMA, fans have been debating on how his style would translate to the squared circle. Against a pure boxer like Mayweather, many feel the Irishman would come unstuck.
McGregor’s Latest Boxing Video (Below) Gets Criticized
Earlier this month Conor McGregor released sparring footage that got a bit of a beating from fans. Now he’s posted a video of him hitting the heavy bag in California, as rumours surrounding Mayweather continue to grow.
Obviously during a time where this boxing match nears reality, McGregor’s boxing skills are being very closely watched. Check out his heavy bag workout, followed by some backlash comments below:
One fan commented on the video, saying:
Mayweather has a solid chin. More solid than non boxing fans realize. If mcgregor drops his hands like that in the ring, he’s done. Also, he’s telegraphing his hooks and upper cuts. Mayweather will see that shit coming from a mile away.
Other comments included ridiculing of McGregor’s hand positions, and also the fact he was ducking under the bag, and at times turning his back on the bag. Watching his latest vid, is Conor McGregor going to get worked by ‘Money?’