“The Money Fight” and “The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History”, was a professional boxing match between undefeated eleven-time five-division boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Conor McGregor’s performance against Floyd Mayweather in the pair’s 2017 boxing conflict, former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen claimed the Irishman actually put up a very good performance.
Sonnen reported that boxing trainer and trainer Teddy Atlas scored 4 rounds in favor of McGregor in the fight which ultimately lasted 10 rounds.
On a recent episode of his podcast, Joe Rogan was asked to share his opinion on an expected boxing clash between Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao. Rogan explained that he isn’t interested in the matchup. His reply indicated that he thinks it is going to be a walk in the park for Pacquiao, who is one of the best boxers in the history of their sport.
Chael Sonnen disagrees with Joe Rogan for being dismissive of a potential Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao clash:
However, Chael Sonnen disagrees with Rogan. Sonnen explained that critics are naive to think that Floyd Mayweather’allowed’ Conor McGregor to punch out himself during the fight. Sonnen explained that Rogan’s claims were factually incorrect because it is untrue that Mayweather ever allowed competition to win a round against him within a plan for the fight.
Chael Sonnen reported that it was phenomenal that Floyd Mayweather had to box ten rounds from a guy who should not have been licensed to compete in the first with the former world champion.
Sonnen went on to blast the Nevada commission that licensed the fight, claiming that it made zero sense to let Floyd, who was then 49-0, to compete against McGregor who had never fought in a professional boxing bout in his entire fighting career.
Chael Sonnen further stated that he was amazed that the”corrupt” judges scoring the fight handed only one around to Conor. He said that Teddy Atlas, who’s”the most respected boxing mind in America” had scored 4 rounds in favor of McGregor throughout the fight.
Sonnen also emphasized that Mayweather failed to drop McGregor even once in the whole fight.
If we look at this fight, Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather inside a boxing ring has been an absolute mismatch. On one hand, there was a successful boxer ever and on the flip side, a man who had never competed in a professional boxing match before.
After the matchup was originally announced, many predicted that McGregor would have finished in the first rounds.
However, Conor McGregor managed to last 10 rounds with the current 50-0 fighter and earned himself a handsome $100 million pay-day, making him the wealthiest mixed martial artist ever.