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Mayweather vs McGregor: Our panel on what they would say to Conor McGregor should he lose to Floyd Mayweather?
Last Updated: 24/08/17 6:09pm
Although Floyd Mayweather is the overwhelming favourite to beat Conor McGregor, the Irishman plans to shock the world and stop the boxing great.But what if the story does go exactly to the script? The Panel share what they would say to 'The Notorious' in defeat....
For me, it doesn't mean an absolute thing if McGregor loses this, it simply just shows that he is an MMA fighter and not a boxer.
He can comfortably go back to the UFC and return to his form, that will be no problem for him.
I think for McGregor, this is a no-lose situation. Mayweather is 40 and although he has been out of the ring for a couple of years, he's a huge favourite.
I don't think McGregor can come out of the fight looking badly unless he was to get disqualified for a kick or a head butt or something.
McGregor is incredibly entertaining, he's not cocky, not even borderline annoying, I think he is fantastic and can certainly go on to dominate the UFC after defeat.
That's what I would tell him, go back to what you know. He has such a big fan base from the UFC and is such a likeable character, has that bravado, it is very difficult for somebody to come across in the way he does.
My first question to McGregor, should he lose, would be: 'Was that just a test? What did it mean to you?'.
Yes it is a massive event and yes there is big money that comes with it, but did he just do it to test his code against the skilled code of boxing and the very best it has got.
If McGregor loses, there is no loss of face, he will still be a legend of combat sports.
I would just tell him that he was never going to beat a boxing great in Mayweather. Now, go back to MMA and get back to the game you know.
It all depends on how he loses. He wins if he loses but has gone out fighting and put up a really good performance and pushed Mayweather in some rounds, no one expects him to win.
If he did that, I'd say go for it and try to win a world title against someone who is not quite at the level of Floyd. Go get some belts and experience under your belt, but it all depends how good he really is.
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