Floyd Mayweather is already losing. It’s a month before the fight, right after a four city, four night promotional series and Mayweather is already getting destroyed. He has never seen anything like the hurricane that is Conor McGregor. Have the press conferences been a little WWE? Yes. Do I think McGregor is consciously doing this? Also, yes. Skip Bayless has already stated this on several occasions, and even though I promised myself I would avoid agreeing with Skip fucking Bayless at all costs, he was correct on this one. McGregor knows how to work a crowd and Mayweather is quickly learning this. Granted, Mayweather has never been the greatest at fight promotion, and my brain almost explodes every time he tries to spit out a sentence, but McGregor clearly has him flustered. For a lack of a better term, Round 1 goes to McGregor.
“He will be unconscious inside of four rounds. The movement, the power, the ferociousness — he has not experienced this.”, so now let’s get to the actual fight. In a countless number of brash statements and an endless amount ridiculous showmanship, McGregor actually made several valid arguments. McGregor is physically a bigger and stronger man. Conor’s last several fights have been against larger opponents and now he gets to be the bigger foe. He’s used to knee caps to the chin, and therefore will have zero problems with the pillow-sized gloves of boxers. McGregor is also used to 5-minute rounds; as opposed to three in boxing; conditioning will play in this because Floyd will be defending more than he ever has before. McGregor’s fists are like stones and he breaks guards. When McGregor wins, it will be within the first several rounds, like he himself stated, and it will be a right hook to Floyd’s jaw.
I truly want everyone to understand that “the upset of the year” will occur. Do I think it would be an upset? No. Floyd Mayweather is already scared. His facial expressions already resemble someone who wishes he were still sitting on his Italian leather couch. He wants to go back to the time where his biggest problem in his life were his millions of dollars in tax problems. Now he has another one in in the form of an Irish Car Bomb. Conor McGregor will bring the Irish rain down on Floyd Mayweather Jr. and I won’t even be a little surprised.