In boxing Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony, side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord, why can’t Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather? The current UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion has once again challenged the retired boxer to a match “under boxing rules because (Mayweather)’s afraid of a real fight.” Online sportsbook boxing betting odds would not favor McGregor under those conditions, but who cares about winning or losing if you make $100 million along the way. What strikes us as odd is that the Notorious one would like his purse in “cash,” though he’d probably need a truck to haul that kind of money – which is appropriate after all, because it is the very definition of a truckload of money.
According to the WaPo, the reason the Irish brawler wants $100 million is because earlier this year “word leaked out that Mayweather’s camp was thinking of an arrangement in which the boxer” would get that sum while McGregor would get a paltry $7 million. “He’s talking $100 million — I’m also talking $100 million,” the pasty-skinned fighter said at the time. He might as well ask for eleventy million space bucks because this is just a fantasy that is never going to take place in the real world. Fans who bet on box and who actually expect this to happen are, as the Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon would say, operating on the fantastic level.
Which is the impression each seems to be have of the other. McGregor said Mayweather is “a solid businessman” but not ready for the “true, pure” form of “unarmed combat” that is MMA, which is a very factual statement if we ignore all the USADA violations. Meanwhile, Mayweather feels it is “a total disrespect” to “compare Conor McGregor to me” because Money is “an an elephant. An elephant don’t beef with ants. Elephant is so large, he don’t even see ants.” The boxer went to rhetorically ask about McGregor, “Have he ever made $300 million in one night? Have he ever made $100 million in one night? Have he ever made $70 million in one night?”
We must admit that the way Money pounds the English language into a bloody pulp is impressive for a retiree. Nonetheless, there are some people who believe that McGregor can defy boxing betting odds and beat Mayweather in a boxing match. For example, sportsball talking head John ‘Skip’ Bayless said “I think Conor McGregor could beat Floyd Mayweather” in a boxing match. Also, Eddie Alvarez’s coach Mark Henry – not to be confused with the World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry – said that “this dude (McGregor) can take out Mayweather. I’m not even joking.”
We’re going to have to go ahead and agree with Mr. Henry on this one. Conor should take Floyd out. Preferably on a nice dinner date in a fancy restaurant. If these two crazy kids just took the time to talk things out and get to know each other better, they would see how much they have in common and become bestest friends foreverest. And even if not, we can still continue coming up with boxing betting odds for a fight that will never occur.