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Joe Rogan Thinks Floyd Mayweather Should Face CM Punk in UFC Over Conor McGregor

February 14, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Joe Rogan spoke on his latest podcast about the rumored Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor UFC bout, and said that he doesn’t think Mayweather would have much of a chance. Rogan suggested that Mayweather, who beat McGregor in a boxing match last year, should match up against CM Punk. Highlights are below:

On a McGregor vs. Mayweather MMA bout: “Whatever the (expletive) odds Vegas puts on (a McGregor vs. Mayweather MMA fight), that’s cute. If it’s 10-1, 100-1, I bet it’s going to be like 900-1. Something crazy. ‘Buster’ Douglas was only 42-1 (against Mike Tyson). If they’re smart, because Conor’s going to kick his legs out – he’s not even going to have a chance to come close enough. Conor’s going to kick his (expletive) legs out; he doesn’t have any chance. Then if he decides to shoot in and clinch, he’s going to clinch and he’s going to rag doll him. Listen, if this fight takes place, Floyd doesn’t have a chance. (Against CM Punk), Floyd’s got a real chance.”

On Punk’s chances againsy Mayweather: “Unless CM Punk figures out a way – CM Punk is way bigger. Let’s be honest about that. CM Punk is a guy who was wrestling at like 190 pounds, cut weight to get to 170 to fight in the UFC. He’s not on anything. I’m pretty sure, at least according to everyone I’ve talked to everyone that knows anything about him, (he’s clean). That said, Floyd Mayweather is the greatest boxer, maybe of all-time – at least on paper he is. Unbelievable accomplishments; 50-0. I don’t care if the last fight was Conor McGregor. He’s still 50-0. That’s (expletive) insane. He’s on another level of everyone who is on another level. The question is: Can Floyd fight the same way he does with big gloves, with MMA gloves? I say this because Floyd’s broken his hands multiple times. He’s had some serious surgeries on his hands. Maybe they’ve cured it, and maybe they’re fine, but we’ve known for a long time he’s preferred puffier gloves when he’s fought. But he hasn’t had hand problems in a while. His hands looked (expletive) great against Conor.”

On Mayweather’s financial prospects for an MMA fight: “I think (Mayweather) is going to make half a billion dollars (if he fights in MMA) – half a billion. It’s really possible. They really might rake it in with that fight. Floyd might be willing to do it. I think you could sell it. I think if Conor gave five, six months for a training camp. I can’t wait.”