It’s certainly an interesting opinion from Joe Rogan…
All the speculation and rumours came to an end this week, as the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor became official. Having danced around the idea for 18 months, the unlikely clash between UFC champion and boxing great is happening.
Setting the date for August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, ticket prices are predictably extortionate. $100K, yep that’s one tenth of a million dollars, will get you ringside seats for Mayweather vs. McGregor and a night with 24 whores at the local brothel. That wasn’t a joke.
The fight has everyone talking, including UFC commentator Joe Rogan.
Joe Rogan Wants Some Dirty Tactics From Conor McGregor
Speaking during the most recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, the longtime UFC commentator was vivid as usual:
“Pure boxing. Maybe he’s going to go full Bernard Hopkins and just (expletive) clinch and hit him in the clinch and tie him up and rough him up. Maybe that’s the plan. Lean on his neck, just fight dirty. Let them take points away, who gives a (expletive) as long as you don’t get disqualified.”
“Don’t stand in the middle of the ring and try and shuck and jive with him. The other thing is Floyd hasn’t been knocking people out lately, so it’s going to be really interesting.”
Rogan on Conor’s Pay
“Conor said he was going to make somewhere between 75-100 million dollars. Good on him. I wonder how much Floyd is going to make. Maybe something in that same range, maybe more?”
“I think that is going to be interesting. First of all Floyd is 40 or 41, and he’s maybe the best defensive boxer of all time. You can go back and look at guys like Willie Pep, or for sure Lomachenko today. But in terms of like overall performance against elite fighters over the course of his career; the guy has only been tagged like four or five times ever.”
Talking of big money, Rogan’s podcast buddy Brendan Schaub bets $100K with Max Kellerman that McGregor will land on Mayweather:
— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) 15 June 2017
Mayweather released his first statement on the fight, via FOX Sports, saying Conor McGregor is a ‘great competitor.’ Let’s see how this fight plays out, but until then, prepare for a LOT more talk:
“McGregor is a tough competitor. People all around the world demanded this fight so I had to give them what they wanted to see,” Mayweather told BSOTV. “They asked for this fight. I was in retirement, but they wanted me back and I’m back.”