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UFC 213 fighters give predictions for Mayweather vs. McGregor - ‘Mayweather will play with him’

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Everybody is going to have a personal take on Conor McGregor’s impending superfight with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. The bout that is being pegged “The Money Fight” is arguably the biggest event in combat sports history. McGregor has zero professional boxing experience, yet is taking his chances against the best defensive boxer of all time. As the Irishman makes his transition from the cage to the ring, some of his fellow UFC fighters are throwing in their two cents.

Check out some of the predictions captured by MMA Fighting during media day earlier this week for UFC 213 and TUF 25 Finale main card participants.

Fabricio Werdum:

“I’m rooting for Mayweather. One hundred percent. I like him, he’s a nice guy. Conor McGregor doesn’t respect each fighter in the different divisions. He has a big mouth. This is not good.”

“McGregor will win in another way: He’ll make a lot of millions. He’s a smart guy. He got this fight, he’ll promote this fight. But in this fight, I think Mayweather will win, it won’t be close. Mayweather will play with him.”

Yoel Romero:

“Me and my brother, we barely talk about sports. We talk about God, the theater, we love movies and comedies but we don’t really talk about sports very much.”

“If we talk about [Mayweather], the man who all his life has wanted to beat [Rocky] Marciano’s record, he managed to do it, to tie it. You think that now he’s going to lose a fight to someone who is not a boxer? He’s going to tear his head off.”

“We have to see how fast Conor is. It’s not how hard he hits. I know he hits. How fast can he be? The question is, how fast or whether he has some speed. These are the questions that should be asked. I think he would last the 12 rounds. He hits from the outside, he hits from the inside, he grapples people, and this could also be a strategy that he poses in order to get through 12 rounds.”

Amanda Nunes:

“I think it will be an awesome fight. [McGregor] could win. I think he has a chance, you know. Things can happen. I think ... the first round, maybe the first three, I think he can beat Mayweather. He’s fast.”

Justin Gaethje:

“They’re going to make a sh*t ton of money. McGregor is a genius. I’d love to make $100 million. I’d respect him more if he defended his belt, but that’s neither here nor there.”

Michael Johnson:

“I don’t give a f*ck about that fight. I’ve got my own thing going on. When fight night happens, sure, I’ll watch it, but I ain’t paying for it. That’s it though, it’s not like we’re sitting around talking about it at the gym.”

For complete UFC 213 fight card news click here, and for complete TUF 25 Finale fight card news click here.

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