Joe Rogan reveals reason Conor McGregor lost to Floyd Mayweather as UFC star accuses boxing legend of snubbing rematch
UFC commentator Joe Rogan reckons Conor McGregor came up short against Floyd Mayweather because he lacked ‘composure’.
The MMA superstar entered the boxing world in the summer of 2017 to lock horns with the former five-weight world champion in a multi-million-pound bout aptly dubbed ‘The Money Fight’.
McGregor started the contest well and landed some good shots on Money but ultimately succumbed to fatigue and was stopped in the tenth round of the Sin City showdown.
And veteran UFC broadcaster Rogan reckons the Irishman would’ve had more success if he’d remained calm under the bright lights.
During the latest episode of his Joe Rogan Experience podcast, he said: “He just wasn’t composed enough to go ten rounds with one of the greatest of all time.”
Rogan was, however, impressed by McGregor’s display against the undefeated Mayweather, who is considered by many to be the greatest
He said: “Conor could’ve been a great boxer.
“He could’ve been a great boxer. He’s got a tremendous uppercut, too.
“The uppercut he caught Floyd with and he snapped Floyd’s head with.
“Floyd was like, ‘Okay.’ That was legit. He just wasn’t composed enough to go ten rounds with one of the greatest of all time.
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The greatest of all time.”
McGregor, 34, has campaigned for a rematch with Mayweather in the years since their desert dust-up but the fight has yet to materialise.
And The Notorious recently accused the boxing legend of going back on his word for a second bout.
During an appearance on Fox Sports, he said: “That was the original [plan].
“It was a verbal agreement, I box him, and he fights me.
“But you know, he didn’t honour it. He didn’t honour it yet. Who knows?
“I would go against him in another boxing bout, I’d like another crack at it.
“I can always say it is another boxing fight and then just bend the rules a little bit when we’re in there maybe.”
MMA icon McGregor is set to return to the octagon later this year for a mouthwatering showdown with Michael Chandler, although a date for their clash has not yet been announced.
The Dubliner hasn’t set foot inside the cage since breaking his leg in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier in July 2021.
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