McGregor who? Mayweather vs Punk showdown seems real
It has been an open secret that Floyd Mayweather Jr is going to compete in MMA as he is tweeting and commenting on this topic. His uncle Jeff Mayweather bragged that Floyd would kick CM Punk’s ass in no time (having no knowledge about the straight edge superstar). In the meantime have an analysis of a hypothetical matchup between Floyd Mayweather vs CM Punk from Joe Rogan.
Rogan is considered as one of the best UFC analysts in the industry and he presented his idea on the Money Fight. He said Mayweather had the upper hand in the fight form the start and that is because he is a tough fighter for the lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
He further stated that if there would be Mayweather vs McGregor 2 the result would be the same. He said “I don’t care if it’s 10-1, 100-1, I bet it’s going to be like 900-1. It’s gonna be something ridiculous. Buster Douglas was only like 42-1 [against Mike Tyson]. This is gonna be insane… if they’re smart. Because Conor’s going to kick his legs out –- he’s not even going to have a chance to come close enough. Conor’s going to kick his f—king legs out; he doesn’t have any chance. Then if Conor decides to shoot in and clinch, he’s going to clinch and he’s going to ragdoll him.”
Now, Floyd Mayweather vs. CM Punk?
“Floyd’s got a real chance,” Rogan said.
We all saw CM Punk’s first fight ended with a quick submission loss to Mickey Gall at UFC 203 – September 2016. CM Punk – the former longest reigning WWE champion is currently BJJ blue belt weighing 170 pounds, whereas his hypothetical opponent Mayweather is 151 pounds.
Rogan confirms Punk’s size advantage over Mayweather but the fact is that Mayweather is one of the best fighters in boxing history. His speed and technique are unmatchable to CM Punk. He further said, “he’s (Floyd) on another level of everybody who is on another level.”
Everyone including Rogan wants to find out if Mayweather’s fighting style is going to change once he enters the Octagon. It is expected that he will put on MMA gloves to compete in UFC.
Mayweather had multiple hand injuries in his boxing career, this is the reason he prefers puffed up gloves over MMA gloves. But as we all saw him fighting McGregor with ease, it looks like all of his injuries are least of his concern. Only time will tell us about his fitness and preferred fighting style.
Dana White has already said CM Punk will get another chance in the Octagon in 2018. In an interview with the New York Post, he said “CM Punk deserves another shot at his dream of being a cage fighter. He does not have a date or an opponent in mind but is “working on it.” – Jan 20, 2018
— New York Post (@nypost) January 20, 2018
This would not be the first time for Mayweather to fight against a WWE superstar. He kicked Big Show’s ass at WrestleMania XXIV, so, we can’t tell what he will do to the straight edge superstar CM Punk.