Floyd Mayweather Is Too Chicken to Get in the Octagon With Conor McGregor

Why the ‘billion-dollar fight’ is never going to happen

By Evan Bleier

 
Floyd Mayweather Is Too Chicken to Get in the Octagon With Conor McGregor
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21 December 2017

As we all predicted beforehand and was overwhelmingly confirmed when they fought in August, Floyd Mayweather is a much better boxer than Conor McGregor. Just like McGregor is a much better mixed martial artist than Floyd, which would just as resoundingly be proven if the two ever stepped into the Octagon together.

Sadly, that does not appear to be on the cards. 

Earlier this week, UFC President Dana White — who has a vested interest in doing stuff like this — hinted that a deal to bring Mayweather to fight in the Octagon was a “realistic possibility.”

"We're talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal," White told ESPN. "It's real. He was talking about [boxing] Conor McGregor. Was that real? Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren't real? He usually tips his hand when he's in the media, and then that sh*t ends up happening. We're interested in doing something with Floyd. Everything is a realistic possibility.”

The rumor mill was just starting to churn about about the possibility of Mayweather and McGregor squaring off on the latter’s turf when the undefeated boxer delivered a firm kibosh.

“I’m just saying I could — I’m not doing it — but I’m saying what I could do to make a billion dollars quick, if I wanted to do that,” Mayweather said during an interview with FightHype. “I never said I was gonna fight in the UFC. I didn’t say that. I said if I wanted to and what I could. Could and would do is different things. I’m not gonna do it, though.”

Which is a shame, because if there’s one person who really deserves to have their teeth kicked in in front of millions of people, it’s Mayweather. Not just because he’s an narcissistic showboat who’s been ducking real fights for years, but also because of what he's done to women, repeatedly.

Ostensibly after hearing Mayweather’s comments, McGregor shared his thoughts on the matter:

He then followed that with an image of him with his two UFC belts:

It’s not quite how we would’ve articulated it, but it sums up our thoughts nonetheless.

Main image courtesy of Christian Petersen/Getty Images

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