Although Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have an almost constant feud going on, this UFC veteran and Bellator MMA fighter says they are very similar. Agree?

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has drawn many comparisons in the fight game. Perhaps one that gets tossed around more than others is that of Floyd Mayweather. The retired boxing great became one of the most brash and outspoken sports personalities ever towards the end of his career.

‘The Notorious,’ at least since joining the UFC, has been trash talking his way to superstar status. Of course Conor McGregor’s stunning victories inside the octagon have also helped him become a household name in 2016.

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UFC veteran and current Belltor MMA lightweight Melvin Guillard makes the comparison, see if you agree:

“I’ve watched Bellator grow,” Guillard told MMA Fighting. “Now that they’ve moved away from the tournament fighting it will grow even more. The UFC with this Reebok deal is ridiculous. That deal ended up being a blessing in disguise for a lot of fighters and organizations because now they have the opportunity to sign a lot of talent. Guys aren’t re-signing with the UFC, and I know for a fact that a lot of guys are going to cross over.”

“I’ve always had a good relationship with [UFC president] Dana White. I still do, but I’m not excited about how things are going with the UFC on the endorsement side and the Reebok deal. Bellator’s given me an opportunity to control my own destiny with my contract, something I didn’t have with the UFC. I get to control who I fight. Now I get to control my career. In the UFC, a lot of time you don’t really have that control. They dictate everything.”

“I’m not mad at Conor McGregor,” said Guillard. “He’s a smart motherf**ker. He’s like the little Irish Floyd Mayweather right now. He’s going to end up biting the UFC in the ass. I can feel it. I sense something coming. He’s making so much money and he’s got the owners sucking his d**k. They’re going to turn around and they’ve put so much money behind this kid that he’s going to do something to f**k the business by leaving or doing something stupid. That’s what they get. I gave the UFC 10 years and I only got up to $47,000 to show and $47,000 to win when I left the UFC. I’m embarrassed to say that.

“I tried to ask the UFC to bump my pay when I fought Ross Pearson to $60,000 and $60,000. The first time in 10 years I asked them for anything. Those f**kers would not even give me 60 and 60. But they’re going to give this kid a million, two million dollars a fight? He’s making more money than everybody signed to the UFC, probably.”


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