Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor did not receive a good reception regarding the notion of a rematch.
The pair fought one of the drabbest exhibitions in history during the summer of 2017, only breaking barriers due to their respective names.
In terms of technical ability, McGregor looked like a lost puppy. Floyd could turn up the heat at will and did so in the later rounds.
McGregor was slapping, hitting on the back of the head, and didn’t even look as though he knew what boxing was, at times.
The Irishman needs to stick to Mixed Martial Arts as anything boxing-related is simply taking money from boxing fans with no end product.
Dana White, his boss at UFC, agrees with that sentiment entirely.
“I didn’t even know that [Floyd vs Conor 2 was a thing],” White told TMZ. “I haven’t seen it.
“But I have less than zero interest in seeing that again.”
Most in the sport would echo that final sentence from White. Boxing legend Jim Lampley also said similar when speaking to TMZ himself.
“Why should [Floyd Mayweather] retire? He created a marvelous scam with this whole thing [of Mayweather vs McGregor,” Lampley told TMZ. “He allowed Conor to quote ‘win’ three rounds.
“This is so that the whole global MMA wish community could have something to latch on to with the fight.
“I think there’s a decent chance there are enough suckers out there. Floyd could maybe make another $150 million. Why not? It’s all a set-up.”
Floyd vs Conor 2
WBN has stated on more than one occasion that Mayweather carried McGregor for those first few rounds. He might have been better off teaching “The Notorious” how to box while he was there doing it.
“A marvelous scam” sums up a lot of what Mayweather and McGregor are currently putting out into the boxing world. Their delusion of what will sell seems to be a bullet-proof measure at the moment.
Maybe they thought, ‘let’s wait five years for everyone to forget how bad the first fight was, and then we can do it again’ – not realizing how hard the first event is to get out of your brain.
Whatever the case is, Floyd vs Conor 2 certainly wouldn’t sell anywhere near the four million plus Pay Per View buys it did the first time around.
The views expressed in this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.