For the last couple of months, legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach has been very vocal about the current UFC lightweight champion, Conor McGregor.
Amid the widespread speculation of a crossover mega-fight between the Irish superstar and arguably the greatest boxer of all time, Floyd Mayweather, Roach has frequently been questioned on a potential outcome and whether or not he would be interested in training the Notorious one. However, this week Roach’s comments on McGregor have been MMA orientated rather than the sweet science.
Roach’s connection to MMA is through one of the sport’s pound-for-pound greatest, Georges St-Pierre. The Canadian legend has been working with Roach for the past seven years and through his guidance, he has sculpted one of the most efficient jabs in UFC history, regardless of weight class.
Speaking to Fight Hub TV earlier this week, Roach was questioned about what may lie ahead for GSP after his upcoming Middleweight title fight with Michael Bisping. The famed coach gave an honest answer.
“With the last fight, we’re hoping for it to be Conor McGregor. Who wouldn’t want that fight? I mean it’s a big fight. We’d have to maybe cut weight, meet in the middle somewhere, but there’s long negotiations that could still happen, of course. But who wouldn’t want that fight?”
Perhaps Roach and GSP should not look beyond the current tough task at hand in Michael Bisping, but to reiterate what the hall of fame trainer said, who wouldn’t want that fight? I know I’d want to see it.