The always rumored boxing match between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. and current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor is still being talked about by both competitors. Kevin Lee, who is preparing to fight Francisco Trinaldo next month at UFC Fight Night 106, is willing to help train Mayweather Jr. for the potential fight with the UFC veteran.
“When this fight was first approached about a year ago or so, they came to me and asked me to be Mayweather’s training partner if they could make the fight happen,” Lee told MMA Junkie Radio. “I don’t think they’re any closer now than they were a year ago, but I’m excited to be his training partner for it. They’ll pay me per round, and I’ll get out there and throw his ass around. Just like McGregor, I’ll talk a little (expletive). Hopefully they make the fight, just for myself, but I just don’t see that happening.”
“I will say this: (McGregor) will not get knocked out,” Lee said. “He’s a bigger man. He’s a southpaw, and Floyd hates fighting southpaws. Floyd’s worst fights have always come vs. southpaws. But Mayweather’s just going to touch – the speed, it’s the speed. Every time I spar with one of those boxers (at Mayweather’s gym), a very high-level boxer, the first thing I do is throw them to the ground. (What are they) going to do – maybe deduct you a point? OK, you’re going to lose the round anyway. You don’t give a (expletive) about losing the round. If he goes into the fight, he can’t expect to win a decision vs. Mayweather. It’s not going to happen. So I do feel like it would be exciting if they did it. He’s going to come out there, he should throw Mayweather around the first time they clinch, every time they clinch. Sweep him out, toss his feet in the air, and try to make him land on his head.”
UFC Fight Night 106 takes place on Saturday, March 11 from the Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil with Kelvin Gastelum and Vitor Belfort headlining, the main card airs live on Fox Sports 1.