If fans and experts in the sport of boxing are being honest with themselves, it’s extremely difficult to give UFC champion Conor McGregor more than a distant puncher’s chance against Floyd Mayweather on Saturday.
That’s just the way it is. We have seen this movie before, so to speak, having followed Mayweather’s now legendary career and seen first hand his mastery of the adage “hit and not get hit.”
Asking that same question to mixed martial arts observers or merely casual sports fans in general may just produce a different answer altogether. That might go a long way in explaining why so much money has come in to sportsbooks for McGregor, going back to the first day that the fight was announced.