Chael Sonnen Thinks Giving Conor McGregor A Chance Against Floyd Mayweather Is Disrespectful To Boxing
During the latest edition of his You’re Welcome podcast, Chael Sonnen gave his thoughts on the proposed Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight, seemingly suggesting that McGregor has no chance of beating Mayweather. Here are highlights:
He said: “I think the fact that anybody is weighing in that there’s a contest there is such an incredible disrespect to boxing. If that fight goes more than 30 seconds, it shames boxing. If it goes out of the first round, it humiliates boxing. If I was to tell you in any other sport, ‘Hey, we’ve got a great athlete from one field, that’s never done a sport before, and he’s gonna come on and take on the best current living guy in that sport,’ it’d be laughed at. If I told you, I’ve got a guy who’s never played basketball, sure he’s shot the ball around and been on a court and had the ball in his hand, but he’s never played a competitive game of basketball before, and we’re gonna put him up against LeBron James, it would be laughed at. ‘We’ve got a gal that’s never played tennis before, she’s fooled around with a ball in the gym, she’s gonna take on Serena Williams,’ it would be laughed at. The fact that there’s even an interest there – and I’m one of the people that shares the interest – but the fact that there’s even an interest there is so disrespectful to the entire sport of boxing. When that fight’s done, Conor is gonna go more than 30 seconds. He’s likely to go more than one round – he shouldn’t, but he is likely to go more than one round – and it’s going to humiliate boxing.”
He then added on Twitter that the fight is a go, but so far there’s been no official word. He could be referring to news that Dana White said he thinks it will happen.
Connor vs Floyd is ON!
— Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) March 17, 2017