Well, in our latest episode of "Will They or Won't They", we have what seems to be some strong evidence that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather may in fact, finally and once and for all, step into the ring and settle their beef. Floyd and Conor have been engaged in a verbal, and social media war for the last year or so, and now it seems that the proposed superfight between these two superstars is as close to being made as it ever has been. There have been several road blocks that have delayed this fight from being real and not just fantasy, and that includes the payouts for each fighter, and Dana White's "okay", which is necessary since Conor is under contract to the UFC.
Now I won't deny the fact that Floyd's made an insane amount of money in his career compared to Conor, thats an obvious fact, but anyone who tries to use that claim as a form of disrespect to Conor is an idiot. Boxing and MMA are two completely different levels financially, from top to bottom, and not to mention that Floyd's career has spanned more than twice that of Conor's. What Conor has done for MMA is unprecedented, and the amount of money he has made is on another level than the rest of the UFC's roster, in the octagon and out.
But - if money is the biggest road-block, it is obvious Floyd deserves a higher cut and compensation for the fight, but by no stretch of the imagination should they be on two completely different levels, as Conor's name being attached to anything, in any sport, in any country, will draw as much attention as Floyd's - that's just a fact that boxing fans and Conor-haters have to come around to.
As far as Dana White, we know that he is closer to backing the fight in recent weeks than he has been in all previous months and conversations about this fight. Dana did have a few words for Conor last week, addressing Conor's "Fuck the UFC" comments, telling the media that while he has a lot of respect for Conor and his accomplishments, he warned the Irishman that going against the UFC was something he did not want to do. I think, if the price is right for Conor, Dana, and the UFC, the businessman in Dana White will not allow him to pass up on such a big payday.
The fight itself, well that's a whole different story. I have openly said I hate Floyd Mayweather, and I truly think he is an awful human being. How many domestic violence accusations and dropped charges can one guy have before enough is enough - but that's a whole ordeal that I don't have the time to get into. As far as his in-ring skills, there is no question that Floyd Mayweather is one of the greatest boxers ever, I don't think it's even remotely sane to place him as the #1 boxer ever, maybe not even top 5, but to me he's the greatest defensive boxer ever, being able to avoid damage and losses for 20+ years. Conor on the other hand, is a wildcard. We truly cannot say how he will fare in a boxing match, because we have never seen it. But the upside for Conor is incredibly high, as he is one of the most skilled strikers in MMA, no questions asked, and his left hand is truly deadly and we have seen the damage that can be done with his hands. If this fight is made for a year from now, maybe even year and a half, allowing Conor to train strictly boxing, for the next 12-months, there is a chance that his odds will increase even further. But in the reality of things, I see the fight going as I have always said it will, Floyd coasting to a decision victory, as he always does, with Conor being able to hopefully land a few big blows, not look foolish, and make an insane amount of money.
I am not one of the fans who was dying for this fight, or any superfight for that matter, but as a fan of Conor McGregor, it would be great to see him be able to cash that huge check, and do something that people have given him no chance, and no business doing, but that is exactly the kind of thing that Conor looks to do.