UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan doesn't give Floyd Mayweather (50-0 boxing) any chance at defeating Conor McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) in the UFC - but thinks a fight against fellow MMA neophyte Phil "CM Punk" Brooks (0-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) makes sense.
"Whatever the (expletive) odds Vegas puts on (a McGregor vs. Mayweather MMA fight), that's cute", Rogan said.
Buster Douglas was only like 42-1 [against Mike Tyson]. Can Floyd fight the same way he does with big gloves, with MMA gloves?
"I'd nearly insist that in that fight Conor shoots a double leg early, because I'd be nearly annoyed if he went in there and put him away quickly with MMA striking".
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That said, Jeff Mayweather says his nephew might stand a chance against McGregor if the match stays out of the floor game and is a standup fist fight. Diaz then joined in by posting a photo of him on top of McGregor throwing punches.
CM Punk was a WWE professional wrestler and is now a current UFC fighter.
CM Punk is much heavier than Mayweather, but Rogan believes the latter would have a "real chance" if the two faced each other inside the cage.
Nevertheless, Mayweather is a master of promotion and has kept his name in the news with a few well-placed social media posts teasing his entrance to the UFC. This fight also marked Punk's pro-MMA debut. "I say this because Floyd's broken his hands multiple times", Rogan added.
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He's had some serious surgeries on his hands. But he hasn't had hand problems in a while.
For those unfamiliar with the drama surrounding the two athletes, past year bore witness to a boxing ring match between Mayweather and McGregor, in which McGregor arguably held his own ground for 10 rounds but ultimately lost per the referee's callout.
So given that Mayweather is clearly still sensitive about certain subjects he might be upset to hear that it is rapidly becoming a matter of when, not if, a fighter from Thailand surpasses the historic 50-0 mark he reached by beating an Irish debutant called Conor McGregor.
Mayweather vs. Punk might be surprisingly competitive.
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McGregor fired back on Twitter with a picture of him connecting an elbow against Nate Diaz with the caption, "A real elbow in a real fight".