UFC announcer Joe Rogan doesn’t believe a boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will occur, and thinks it would not be close if it did happen.

By SI Wire
May 11, 2016

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UFC announcer Joe Rogan doesn’t believe a boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will occur, and thinks the outcome would not be close if it did happen, he said on the Tiki and Tierney radio show. 

“I think Floyd Mayweather is one of the greatest—if not the greatest—boxers of all time. I think Conor has no business being in a boxing ring with him and I think Floyd would probably embarrass him. If it went to an MMA fight, I think Floyd Mayweather has no business being in a UFC cage with Conor McGregor and Conor would embarrass him. I think they would both embarrass each other in their respective sports. I don’t think the fight is ever going to happen, and I think it’s a bunch of nonsense and a bunch of hype. I think that’s all it is.”

The idea of a superfight between the two stars has picked up over the last few days after Mayweather said it was a possibility.

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McGregor took the UFC by storm after dominant performances the last few years, before losing to Nate Diaz in a shocking upset at UFC 196. Mayweather has been the face of boxing for over a decade, but recently decided to retire from the sport.

Rogan believes that while the rumors of a fight between the two is good publicity for the sports, he sees them as more of a distraction. 

“There are worse things that could happen,” Rogan said. “But it’s a distraction. I would way rather just hear about actual fights that are going to take place.”

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