Hey, remember all those smug Conor McGregor fanboys who were laughing at the idea of Floyd Mayweather Jr. making the transition to mixed martial arts (MMA)?
They won’t even crack a smile after this bombshell.
Turns out Mayweather will not be susceptible to the ground game as we initially thought, because the undefeated pugilist — gearing up for this rematch — is already a seven (out of ten) when it comes to the wrestling department.
“I can wrestle. My wrestling game is not that bad,” Mayweather told TMZ Sports. “On a scale from one to 10, I would say it’s probably a seven. We can take it up to a nine, if possible. Of course my hand game, on a scale of one to 10, it’s 100. The kicking game, on a scale from one to 10, it’s probably a four. We have to tweak a few things to take things to the next level.”
How did Mayweather suddenly become a great wrestler?
Probably all those notes he got from UFC welterweight champion and two-time Division-1 All-American Tyron Woodley, who is expected to train Mayweather for his in-cage debut later this year, or perhaps first-quarter 2019. And if he can get those kicks up to at least a six, then McGregor will probably get knocked out for a second time.
When that happens, all we can do is hope “Notorious” doesn’t get brain damage.