Since the August 26th, superstar fight was finalized, everyone under the combat sports sun (and abroad unfortunately), have been weighing in on who will win the contest. Although the vast majority of folks believe Mayweather will win, and will do pretty easily, there are some who believe McGregor and his prodigious power could give the undefeated boxer some trouble.
Well, recently Tyson was a guest on The Pardon my Take podcast, and of course, he was asked about MayMac. Here is some of what the former heavyweight boxing champ had to say (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“McGregor’s going to get killed,” Tyson said. “Boxing? I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing, because that’s what it’s all about — can the boxer beat the MMA guy? But Conor put his dumb ass in a position where he’s going to get knocked out, because this guy’s been doing this all his life since he was a little baby, and Conor can’t kick or grab and stuff. He not going to stand much of a chance.”
“Listen, there’s no doubt it’s going to put a bad taste in people’s mouth, but it’s going to happen,” Tyson also added. “I never thought it was going to happen. Then I heard about the rules, I said the rules are just sucker rules for McGregor. McGregor took the biggest sucker rules in the history of boxing.”
Yup. There’s no doubt that McGregor’s chances would have been improved, perhaps dramatically, if the bout was going to be contested in smaller gloves. Like MMA gloves for example. Obviously, if it was a MMA fight, then the UFC’s lightweight champ would almost certainly cruise to a win.
Can McGregor make it a tough night for Mayweather? Or pull of the biggest upset in boxing history? We shall see in month’s time…