Chris Weidman on the McGregor vs Mayweather Fight
Former UFC middleweight standout Chris Weidman is the latest fight to speak on the possible superfight between MMA giant Conor McGregor and recently un-retired boxing great Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. While Weidman believes McGregor has no chance in hell of actually willing a boxing match with Mayweather, he’s anticipating an exciting mental takeover by the Irishman fighter.
“So Mayweather vs McGregor is going to happen. 100 percent. That’s a fact,” said Weidman during a recent interview on MMA Report with Mike ‘Gunz’ Gunzelman (video courtesy of TMZ Sports). “I was just like everybody else. I thought it was a joke of a fight. Obviously McGregor has no chance in that fight. But everyone’s still going to pay to watch it because it’s Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is going to be major. He’s going to say things to Floyd Mayweather that no one has ever said to him before. He’s going to have Floyd Mayweather’s head spinning. It’s going to be insane. It’s going to be an amazing event.”
Weidman knows that Mayweather possibly the best boxer everl, but he can’t help wonder how the boxer would match up against a much larger, taller, and longer opponent. Even UFC commentator Joe Rogan recently taled about McGregor’s power, Weidman believes the Irishman’s strength, precision, and size advantage could negate Floyd Mayweather’s boxing expertise.
“Mayweather is going to be such a small man next to Conor,” explained Weidman. “This guy is a giant. You have to realize that Conor McGregor was the biggest 145-pound fighter the UFC has ever had. He cut so much weight to make 145 pounds. He’s going to be so big and so heavy. He’s going to be so much longer and taller than Floyd Mayweather. His head is going to be so much bigger. It’s just two completely different animals.”