Nate Diaz Breaks Down Conor McGregor’s Chances Against Floyd Mayweather
UFC lightweight star Nate Diaz has given his opinion on the possible outcome of a bout between “The Notorious” Conor McGregor and boxing veteran Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Diaz has shared almost 35 minutes in the cage with the UFC lightweight champion, having beaten McGregor by rear-naked choke in the second round of their first bout at UFC 196, and losing a decision in their much-anticipated rematch at UFC 202.
Sources close to Flocombat.com confirmed that the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has reserved the date of June 10th as the night the UFC’s lightweight champion and pay per view star could face off against one of the greatest boxers the world has ever known.
While it definitely doesn’t confirm the bout has been made, or guarantee that we will see the two athletes face off in the ring, it does tell us that things truly are being worked on behind the curtain and that fans of both sports could soon be waking up to news that the bout agreement has been signed.
While Diaz may not count McGregor as a friend, he certainly respects the Irishman as a fighter, seeing a small opportunity for McGregor to beat the boxing great Mayweather.
“I think it’s a big publicity stunt, but my take on a boxing match between the two — I think McGregor’s got a good chance to make something happen in (the first) two or three rounds,” Diaz said while speaking on the CSN Fights show “But I think he’s got an amateur style where he’s only got good movement, good punches for 6, 8 minutes, and I think that’s too amateur for Mayweather. I’m just saying he’s got a puncher’s chance — if anything.”
While it may be only a small chance, McGregor has shown he has what it takes to get what he wants, having absolutely cut through the UFC’s lightweight and featherweight champions in the last two years. Diaz’s main concern seems to lie with McGregor’s cardio, which he tested him first in their first bout, utilizing the Irishman’s misuse of energy in the first round to capitalize on his weariness.
“(Mayweather) is ready to go round after round,” said Diaz. “He’s going to be a hard person to get a hold of, so I think it’s going to be a rough one (for McGregor).”
While the McGregor and Mayweather may not be scheduled to fight just yet, it seems more and more likely that we may see the two combat sports superstars face off in 2017.
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