Conor McGregor’s coach is already developing a game plan for MMA fight with Floyd Mayweather…
Floyd Mayweather has caused such a stir in the combat sports realm with his viral walks into octagons that he almost has to have an MMA bout now. The anticipation has been so built up at this point that if Floyd doesn’t fight at least one MMA bout, he’ll constantly have to field questions why he didn’t for years to come.
Conor McGregor certainly feels this is the case. Here is what he had to say regarding Floyd fighting MMA earlier this month:
“I went into his game; he should come into mine,”
I know he’s flirting with it – I would have respect for him,” McGregor continued. “I think he it would get his earned respect then if he was to step in.”
“If it is (serious), it will follow him for the rest of his days that he did not do it,” McGregor said. “I said I would do it, and I stepped up and I done it. It’s his time now.”
Floyd Mayweather vs. CM Punk Or Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor II?
If you want additional proof that combat sports are in a weird phase, you needn’t look farther than the fact arguably the greatest boxer in history is currently speculated to face either a pro-wrestler or the UFC lightweight champion in their first MMA bout.
Although, in a way this multi-sport back-and-forth is reminiscent of the early UFC days.
How Likely is it Floyd Fights in the Octagon?
Be it against Conor McGregor or CM Punk, how likely is it we actually see Floyd in the octagon? Keep in mind this is a 40-year-old athlete at this point.
Showtime Executive, Stephen Espinoza, recently told reporters he’s confident if Floyd wants to fight MMA, that’s exactly what he’ll do.
“Nobody thought that Mayweather-McGregor was a realistic thing, so I’ve learned not to question what Floyd is capable of pulling off,” Espinoza said.
“There’s a chance. Like, whatever he puts his mind to, he sort of wills it to happen. He willed the McGregor fight into happening, so if he sets his mind to it, it’ll happen.”
John Kavanagh Breaks Down Floyd vs. Conor MMA Fight
Coach Kavanagh has already spent time breaking down how this fight would go. From the sounds of it, he would be less than pleased if Conor did anything other than fight a smart fight. He also stressed, however, that he wouldn’t consider Floyd much of a test.
“Now, let’s be realistic here. If the fight was to happen, I would nearly be saying to Conor and pushing Conor to say, let’s book that two or three weeks before a real one.
“I’d almost insist that in that fight Conor shoots a double leg early because I’d be almost annoyed if he went in there and put him away quickly with MMA striking.
“We need to see jiu-jitsu in that fight. He needs to be in the mount slapping [Floyd] about a little bit. So it would be, I think, such a straight, easy fight that we could train realistically for it and then do a competitive MMA fight on the backend of it.
“I know that probably comes across a certain way, but I can only say what I’m thinking, I can only say what I feel if that was to happen, it’s not the type of fight that Conor’s gonna have to do a real specific 12 weeks for and then take three or four months off afterwards, and completely get ready for another one.
“You could kind of do that one and fit it in on the night of his real fight.”