Conor McGregor thinks a fight between him and Floyd Mayweather has the potential to be the most valuable fight in history.
The UFC's interim featherweight champion has previously been vocal about his belief that he'd dominate Mayweather if the two ever fought, and now, McGregor has turned to talking about the one thing that could bait Floyd into the Octagon—money.
In an interview with The Guardian, McGregor said this superfight could make even more money than the Mayweather/Pacquaio fight did:
"I’d also jump in and box Mayweather. 100 percent. What do you think would happen?...I would dismantle him in seconds. Ronda would dismantle him in seconds—100 percent. When you don’t know how to grapple you don’t stand a chance.
Why would he take me on? But if you’re talking about a fight that could generate half-a-billion – it’s this one. There’s never going to be another boxing fight like this. Only a cross-style match between Mayweather and me could generate that kind of interest and revenue. So maybe it could happen. I would certainly be up for it. I am capitalizing on every single opportunity. It’s a strong word, one of my favorite words: capitalize. I’m ready to capitalize on everything.”
In McGregor's defense, this would be a huge fight, but it's just never going to happen. Mayweather is almost ready for retirement and just announced a heavily-criticized farewell fight against Andre Berto. The pound-for-pound king has kept his undefeated record intact by refusing to take uncalculated gambles—and that's exactly what stepping into the Octagon would be for him or any other boxer.
[via The Guardian]