Joe Rogan Says Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather MMA Odds Would Be 100M to 1

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 24, 2017

Conor McGregor, of Ireland, is interviewed by Joe Rogan after defeating Denis Siver at UFC Fight Night, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 in Boston.  McGregor won via 2nd round TKO. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
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Floyd Mayweather would likely have the advantage over Conor McGregor in a boxing match. However, Joe Rogan doesn't think it would be particularly close if the two were to battle in a mixed martial arts fight.

The UFC commentator discussed the difference in odds between the two styles.

"In a boxing match if you have $100 and you have to bet on someone the odds are most certainly going to favor Floyd Mayweather because it's a boxing match," Rogan said, per Damon Martin of Fox Sports. "If it's a fight, it would be 100 million to one that Conor McGregor would [expletive] him up."

"If it was a fight, a MMA fight, it would be 100 million to one."

McGregor's professional background is exclusively in MMA, where he has a 21-3 record and is the current lightweight champion. Mayweather retired with an undefeated boxing record at 49-0.

Per Odds Shark, Mayweather would be a favorite in a potential matchup at minus-850, while McGregor currently sits at plus-525.

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Even in a boxing match, which clearly favors the more experienced Mayweather, Rogan still has faith McGregor can make it a close battle:

Floyd Mayweather is a much better boxer, but Conor McGregor is dangerous as [expletive] and he has a really deceptive ability to move in and move out. He can cover distance very quickly. He can do so in a weird way. He can do so in a way where he might stun you. He might stun you and he might catch you early and he hits really [expletive] hard.

While there has been plenty of buzz about a fight between the two superstars, nothing official has been announced. 

McGregor said on IFL TV this week they were "very close to inking it," via Martin. A tentative date is planned for mid-September.


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