Yet another Floyd vs. Conor blog that I don't want to write, because as I have said for months, I want nothing to do with this fight - but yet, here we are. So Saturday Floyd announced he was officially coming out of retirement, with the intentions of one fight and one fight only, Conor McGregor, calling for the two to fight in June. For months we have had back and forth speculation and trash talking, that has so far ultimately led up to nothing; but this is the first big step in the making of this fight. Now, none of us know for sure what's going on behind closed doors, and who's ducking who and why, but I do believe that both of these men have legitimate intentions of making this fight happen.
There are a few potential reasons, real reasons, why this fight won't happen yet, or at all. The first and biggest reason is the UFC and Dana White simply just don't let Conor fight Floyd, and since he's under contract to them, there's nothing he can do. Dana has seemed open to the fight, and I do think Dana even thinks Conor has a real shot at winning, but with Conor recently poking the bear that Dana is with his anti-UFC comments, and with the fiasco that Khabib created by missing the interim title fight against Tony Ferguson, Dana might look to force Conor to defend his belt. Other than Dana and the UFC, I think the biggest reason the fight wouldn't happen, would be money, but I think that in recent weeks that is something that the two sides have actually grown closer to an agreement.
I think Conor should definitely be defending his belt, since Tony and Khabib fell apart, and the lightweight division is a good one that needs to get moving. However, I can't honestly knock Conor if he does go and fight Floyd, because who could turn down the payday and the possibility of handing Floyd Mayweather his first ever loss - even as a huge underdog, it is an enticing offer. I think Conor will lose to Floyd, in decision, and has a brief chance in the first 2, maybe 3 rounds, to catch Floyd, otherwise I think Floyd flashes and dances his way to a victory.
It'll be a billion dollar superfight, and it'll probably be vastly disappointing, but who knows what'll happen, but I assume that we will find out something concrete within the next few weeks, from Dana, Conor, or Floyd, but this back and forth won't carry on for much longer.