Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR wouldn’t have a hope in hell of beating Conor McGregor in a mixed martial arts fight, according to UFC commentator Joe Rogan.

Last month, Mayweather suggested he’d be interested in trying his hand at mixed martial arts in a series of Instagram posts.

His social media antics quickly became the talk of the combat sports world and led many to believe he’s pining for a rematch with Conor McGregor, who he bested in a boxing match last August.

However, a few weeks after hinting he was willing to swap codes, the Michigan native poured cold water on talk of him rematching ‘The Notorious’ by saying: “I already beat Conor.”

Despite Mayweather performing a public U-turn, talk of the pair fighting one another inside the Octagon still rages on.

Like many in the MMA world, Rogan believes it’d be a bad idea of Mayweather to fight McGregor inside the cage and believes he should shoot for a fight with fellow UFC rookie CM Punk.

“It’s the only fight to make for Floyd cause Conor will literally kill him,” he said during a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast.

“It wouldn’t be fair. It’s not fair.

“People would understand the difference between Conor boxing Floyd where he got clearly outclassed but he hit him.”

One man who reckons Mayweather could have some success inside the Octagon is current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who recently said: “Floyd Mayweather is one of the best strikers of all time.

“How many guys in the UFC can’t wrestle, can’t grapple, but consider themselves a stand-up fighter.

“If they have to stand across from one of the greatest strikers ever, they gonna be in a world of smoke.”

The likelihood of Mayweather facing McGregor inside the Octagon is currently very slim given the 41-year-old’s lack of experience in other martial arts.
However, he could soon gain them if Woodley makes good on his offer to train him.

“Floyd Mayweather is interested in taking a mixed martial arts bout, maybe a few of them, so who better than [me] to teach him the ropes,” Woodley said on TMZ Sports.

He added: “If he can evade punches in a fraction of a second and make people look stupid by making people miss a million times, then he can learn wrestling defence.”

On a possible fight MMA fight between McGregor and Mayweather, Woodley said. “Conor is not that great of a wrestler and not a world class jiu-jitsu guy.

“If he can’t land a kick on Floyd, and can’t take him down, I think Floyd has a chance for sure.”

Mayweather believes he’ll be able to compete inside the Octagon with a few months training behind him, telling TMZ: “I’ll probably need a little bit longer (than three months).

“A little bit longer. Even if it takes six to eight months, whatever it takes, we just want to make sure everything is done correctly, and everything is done the right way.

“I can wrestle. My wrestling game is not that bad. On a scale from one to 10, I would say it’s probably a seven.

“We can take it up to a nine, if possible. Of course my hand game, on a scale of one to 10, it’s 100.

“The kicking game, on a scale from one to 10, it’s probably a four. We have to tweak a few things to take things to the next level.”