For years, Conor McGregor has been hinting at a fight with boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao. After his recent loss to Dustin Poirier, a move back to the boxing ring seems more likely than ever for Conor. This week, former heavyweight champion George Foreman gave his take on McGregor vs. Pacquiao.
This is an intriguing matchup for fans to discuss. There are some issues in the way of it coming together, though. Now is a great time to talk about how a fight between these two men might play out.
Let’s get into it!
UFC is Hinting Towards Booking McGregor vs. Poirier 3
Conor McGregor remains the biggest star in MMA. Back in 2016, he captured the UFC’s lightweight championship. He then stepped away from MMA to take on Floyd Mayweather in one of the most lucrative combat sporting events of all-time.
He made a brief return in 2018 against Khabib Nurmagomedov. He then returned once again in 2020 and quickly defeated Donald Cerrone. After more than a year off, he stepped back in the cage and took on Dustin Poirier.
Most online sports betting sites listed Conor as the favorite heading into this bout. Poirier didn’t let the underdog status get to him though, and ended up finishing McGregor with strikes in the second round. Fans were left wondering if Conor would ever make a return to the sport.
It now seems that the UFC is interested in booking the trilogy fight between McGregor and Dustin. These men are 1-1 inside the cage. Most people are curious to see how the third fight between them will play out.
Nothing has been official yet, though. There is still a chance that Poirier will end up competing for the lightweight title against a fellow top contender next. There are plenty of exciting matchups on the horizon for Conor McGregor.
Some even feel that Conor will choose to move back into boxing. A fight against Manny Pacquiao is one that is drawing considerable fan interest.
Boxing Legend George Foreman Offers Some Insight into McGregor vs. Pacquiao
Even after losing, Conor McGregor remains one of the biggest stars in combat sports. He reportedly made more than $100 million against Floyd Mayweather and could draw similar figures in a bout against Manny Pacquiao. Money talks in the fight game and this is certainly a fight that could come together in the future.
Many fans and analysts are now discussing how this fight would play out. Pacquiao is one of the greatest boxers of all-time and McGregor has just one professional boxing fight to his name. Despite that fact, George Foreman believes Conor has a chance to win this bout.
“I’d rather see him in boxing matches now,” Foreman said. “If [McGregor] has a fight with Pacquiao, he can actually beat him — good rules, over 10 rounds, McGregor can beat him. He’s already adjusted to boxing — he’s not going to do good in MMA anymore. Pacquiao is very good as a matter of fact, but McGregor can beat him in a boxing match.”
Foreman didn’t elaborate on how exactly Conor can win this bout. He’s a legend in the boxing game, though, and it’s interesting to hear him with this opinion. Most feel that McGregor vs. Pacquiao would be extremely one-sided.
The UFC will need to give its blessing for this bout to come together. That won’t be easy right now. Dana White wants to keep the Irishman in MMA and has several exciting bouts planned for the future.
Anything is possible in the fight game. We’ll be sure to offer more information on Conor McGregor’s next fight over the next few months!
He’s a Last-Minute Looks at the Odds for Canelo vs. Yildirim!
The sport of boxing has been growing in popularity lately. There are now a huge number of fans around the world tuning into bouts on a regular basis. This weekend, Canelo Alvarez will step back into the ring in one of the biggest fights in recent memory.
Canelo will be taking on Avni Yildirim on Saturday. Casual fans are probably unaware of this challenger. He hasn’t recorded a win since 2018. Many have criticized Alvarez for taking this bout against such an unknown fighter.
Yildirim isn’t letting this get to his head. He seems confident he’ll earn a victory this weekend. Sites like BetOnline seem to disagree and list Avni as a massive underdog heading into this bout.
At the moment, Yildirim is listed as the +1600 underdog. He’s coming off a loss and has never faced the level of competition that Canelo has. It wouldn’t be a shock to see him finished in this fight before the final bell.
Canelo comes into this fight as the -5000 favorite. He is one of the best pound-for-pound boxers on the planet right now. If he’s on his game, this should be an easy fight for the Mexican knockout artist.
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