WHEN: Joe Rogan Said Floyd Mayweather Would Be ‘F**ked’ in an MMA Fight Against Conor McGregor

Published 01/11/2022, 2:00 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 09: Conor Notorious McGregor speaks with Joe Rogan in front of a packed house at the UFC 264 ceremonial weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV, United States. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


In 2017, two combat sports legends, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather collided in one of the biggest boxing matches in history. Mayweather had a 49-0 undefeated professional boxing record at that time.

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Meanwhile, ‘The Notorious’ was the UFC champion. The fight took place inside the T-Mobile Arena on 27th August. It was a twelve-round boxing match. However, after a nine rounds hard battle, the king of boxing stung McGregor in the tenth round and won the match via a knockout. He extended his streak to 50-0 with the win.

However, many believe that the result would have been different if the undefeated boxer faced McGregor inside the UFC cage. One of the people who believed that is the famous UFC commentator, Joe Rogan.

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In a three-year-old episode of his podcast, Rogan chimed in his thoughts on how a McGregor vs Mayweather MMA fight would have played out. He said, “If Conor McGregor was gonna fight Floyd Mayweather in MMA, it is as close to 100% as anything ever gets ever. What’s gonna happen is he’s probably gonna punch Conor in the face a couple of times.”

“It’s probably gonna s**k. But Conor is gonna get a hold of him and then he is gonna be like a baby, and if that doesn’t happen, he will kick Floyd’s legs out from under him. He will kick his leg sideways. He will kick him from the outside or kick him from the inside.”

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“And every time Floyd goes in a front kick to the stomach. How many of those can you take? You don’t have a chance. Floyd is phenomenal at what he does. But if you put takedowns and kicks into that, it changes everything. He’d be f*ked.”

Will Conor McGregor Do a Boxing Match in Future

‘The Notorious’ is one of the biggest names in the history of combat sports. He is the former two-division champion of UFC with a professional record of 22-6 under his name.

The UFC pay-per-view star once made one of the biggest crossover possible by facing Floyd Mayweather inside the boxing ring. However, the Irishman is currently going through a rough patch in the UFC.

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates his KO victory over Eddie Alvarez of the United States in their lightweight championship bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

He is also recovering from a gruesome injury that he faced in his last appearance in the promotion. Interestingly, ‘Notorious’ is back on track and is preparing to fight this year. However, he is directly aiming for the lightweight title shot.

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Hence, a boxing match is probably not the first thing on McGregor’s mind right now, as he wants to conquer the UFC gold again. But he has done it earlier and might do the same in the future.

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Also, McGregor loves money fights and his bout with Mayweather earned him a fortune. So it would be safe to say that ‘Notorious’ might do a crossover again in the future if he has a viable opponent to fight with.

What are your thoughts on Rogan’s words? Do you think McGregor will do a boxing match again? Let us know in the comments below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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