Roach: GSP-Silva is the Mayweather-Pacquiao of MMA

by Steven Marrocco | source:

After watching boxing's biggest fight go the way of the dodo bird, the trainer, who's been a fistic consultant for both champs, thinks it's the biggest possible draw for MMA.

"It's Pacquiao-Mayweather in MMA," Roach told UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan on this week's episode of "UFC Ultimate Insider." "It's one guy going up in weight to fight the bigger and better – supposedly better – guy."

Roach, who's trained some of boxing's biggest stars including multi-division champ Manny Pacquiao, knows about the heartache that comes with lost opportunity. After endless months of rumors about a possible megafight between Pacquiao and welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather, he gave an interview this past November in which he said the fight would never happen.

To see a meeting of MMA greats in their prime must be a small consolation.

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Doc T site profile image  

2/10/11 7:49 PM by Doc T

Freddie is da man

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2/10/11 7:39 PM by mmabbn

ttt for Freddie Roach!

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2/10/11 6:03 PM by Trainedwreck

Roach is the man, he should knockout Floyd Sr the crackhead

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2/10/11 5:52 PM by Xspur

If this fight happens, I'm definitely getting a DOUBLE order of pizza hut hot wings.

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2/10/11 4:37 PM by FunkNoobiest

Freddie Roach is a great, great man. His brother Pepper is cool as shit too. I love Wild Card. I drive 70 miles each way to train there.