McGregor striking coach: If Conor lands that left hand, Floyd Mayweather is going to sleep

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Conor McGregor’s striking coach Owen Roddy says the UFC champion is not aiming for a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather simply for the money.

In an interview recently, Roddy pointed out the Irishman has full faith in his ability and is adamant any future fight between the pair will be the biggest event to ever grace either sport.

“It’s not just about the opportunity for Conor. He believes he can beat absolute everyone that he faces, including Mayweather,” Roddy told Newstalk.

“Another factor is the amount of money that would be on the line. There is an astronomical amount of money to be made from this fight for both of these guys. It would be crazy.

“I think that’s the main thing for both of them. They’re both very good businessmen and I think they know the amount of money they both would make would make the fight too much of a lucrative option for them not to explore.”

“I think it would be the biggest combat event ever. It would break every record that has stood in combat sports. Just imagine it. Not only would it bring in the boxing crowd, it would bring in the MMA crowd too. As well as that, there would be so much casual interest in the fight, probably more than we have ever seen before.

“For just the spectacle of it alone I would love to see it happen. It’s still hard for me to think about it actually happening, but as I said, once Conor puts his mind to something I can never doubt him.

“We all know what happens when Conor lands that left hand. It doesn’t matter who it is, if that hand lands on your chin you’re going to sleep,” he added.