UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor has signed his half of the bout agreement for a super fight against Floyd Mayweather.
Longtime MMA fighter and analyst would check out the fight if it comes together, but expects the super fight to be a frustrating one to watch.
“Instead of thinking offense first, which most fighters would, Mayweather studies and watches, and he sees his opportunities,” Hardy said at a UFC Fight Night 109 Q&A. “And he waits until later rounds when (his opponents) start to get tired until he picks them off. McGregor is excellent at landing his left hand when he can set it up with footwork and kicking and all these kind of things. But if he just keeps throwing that overhand left over and over again, Mayweather will stay out of the way of it, and it will be a frustrating thing for us all to watch.”
McGregor has absolutely zero experience as a professional boxer, while Mayweather is one of the greatest boxers of all time.
Hardy believes that the fight would be a defensive one, which is why it may be a difficult viewing.
“In a boxing match, it will be an exhibition of defensive boxing,” said Hardy. “We’ll see Mayweather dance around for 12 rounds, and we’ll see McGregor get frustrated. In any other kind of combat sports McGregor murders him every day. But in boxing, we have to remember Mayweather is the best defensive boxer of all time.”
A Showtime executive recently said that if the fight comes together, it would most likely take place this fall.