Mystic Mac training the ‘First Russian UFC Champ’
Conor McGregor wants to box Floyd Mayweather Jr., this is no secret and something that has been prominently featured in every aspect of media and a fight that many people believe involves entirely too much money to not happen. Does it make sense for arguably the greatest boxer the world has ever seen to box a mixed martial artist?
Mayweather’s motto is probably the key to that answer: if it makes money it makes sense.
It would appear that the ‘style vs style’ matchup is more or less an event of the past with nearly every martial artist cross training in some form or fashion, however; a new trend has emerged: mixed martial artists wanting to fight boxers…in a boxing match.
Let’s make one thing very clear, Floyd Mayweather is not the greatest fighter of our generation, not by a long shot, he is the greatest boxer of our generation and that distinction must be made.
Conor McGregor is also not the greatest fighter of our generation, however; mixed martial arts resembles a true fight much more than boxing. I would thus conclude that the better fighter, in a sense, would be McGregor, however; the proposition is not a fight…it is a boxing match.
In ancient times when men fought they fought for a prize that was vastly more significant than what the world of combat sports offers now. They fought for food, real estate, and the lives of their loved ones. Let’s not kid ourselves and talk about a FIGHT between McGregor and Mayweather.
If this contest happens, they will not fight. They will engage in a boxing match in which Mayweather is vastly better. Will Conor’s size, strength, and youth, allow him to outbox one of the world’s greatest boxer’s of the modern era? Time will tell but for now, let us be entertained by the constant banter and endless intrigue of this matchup.
Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…