As confident in his hands as UFC Featherweight contender Conor McGregor may be, he wouldn't stand a chance against a real boxer. At least according to Floyd Mayweather's uncle, Jeff Mayweather, who was responding to questions about his nephew's name being mentioned recently by "Notorious" during an appearance on the Conan O'Brien show.
Although he admits not knowing who McGregor is, Mayweather said most people usually drop Floyd's name during an interview to bring more attention to themselves since they have no real chance of competing with him inside a boxing ring.
"Because you have no shot at beating Floyd, even fucking one inkling of beating Floyd," he said. "He'd fucking beat him with one hand."
Even Ronda Rousey has sounded off on her odds of beating up the 38-year-old, but clarified that victory would only be likely in a street fight. While Mayweather wouldn't speculate on street fighting, he maintained that no mixed martial artist would survive long with a real boxer, let alone a world-class champion.
"Any top athlete would think that they could compete. But, what you got to realize is Floyd's at the absolute top of the sport. He's not some nobody's just walking into the gym. Because one of these guys, even a top MMA guy, if he steps in a boxing ring, strictly boxing, he'd get his ass whooped by an amateur."
Mayweather did give props to the toughness of MMA fighters, suggesting they wouldn't survive 10 rounds with a professional, but might survive a few rounds.
"If it's a four-rounder, yeah, they might make four rounds. They might be beat up really bad, but they might make four rounds."
But, all the speculation is pointless, according to Mayweather, since most MMA competitors would never step in the boxing ring with a "real fighter."
That doesn't matter to MMA fans, however, as most of them are excited to see McGregor step into the Octagon this weekend (Sat., July 11, 2015) for the UFC 189 main event against Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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