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Joe Rogan Breaks Down Exactly How Conor McGregor Can Beat Floyd Mayweather

UFC colour commentator Joe Rogan took a moment during the latest edition of his ‘Fight Companion’ series to discuss the unlikely possibility that could see Conor McGregor defeat Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring.

The unavoidable Mayweather versus McGregor discussion has seen itself progress over the past few months from a completely dismissible rumour to being a very real possibility as we move deeper into 2017.

Money talks, and with both boxing and MMA in dire need of a real marquee event to kill the memories of the widely criticised Mayweather/Pacquiao contest of 2015, a fight between the unbeaten Mayweather and the highly marketable star of the UFC that is Conor McGregor would be one that could very well break pay-per-view numbers if it ever came to be a reality.

And though many have dismissed the chances of the mixed martial artist McGregor in a sport where he is inexperienced at a pro-level, it hasn’t stopped the masses from wondering how exactly the Irishman could use his power, reach and countering ability to connect on the chin of the man who has never once been defeated.

Of course, it still remains highly unlikely that the stars would align and McGregor would defeat the greatest technical boxer of all time, in what would be his own pro-debut, but now Joe Rogan has given his own two cents on the fight and what exactly it would take for McGregor to take home the win.

“There’s something about [McGregor]. I’m telling you, there’s something about that dude. He’s got something going on. He’s got a little something extra special but he would need everything to line up. Mayweather would have to dismiss him as a threat. He’d have to not train hard enough, he’d have to not seriously consider the possibility that Conor connects on him and knocks him out. And then Conor would have to do some roughhousing. He’d have to hold him in the clinch. He’d have to hold him and hit him.

“He’d have to try and get off as many shots and bully him around and wear him out. It’s a possibility. He’s a much bigger man. He’s a much bigger man. If you compare the two of them frame-wise, if they ever do do it, and they’re standing right at each other, looking down at each other doing eye-to-eye, you’re gonna go ‘oh, s**t. He can make that 145-pound cut when he’s on death’s door, but Mayweather makes it easy.”

With nothing set in stone, only time will tell exactly how much substance there is to this whole discussion but in the meantime, we can at least enjoy the ride because it most certainly is a lot of fun to wonder at.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw6dLFJqj-w

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Author: Cillian Cunningham

Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at [email protected]