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Atlas Says McGregor Would Cheat, Use MMA Moves on Mayweather

By Chisanga Malata, courtesy of The Daily Star

CONOR MCGREGOR’s chances of beating Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match have been written off by many in the combat sports world.

The UFC’s lightweight champion is currently in Las Vegas to try and land a fight with the undefeated boxer.

McGregor is in the process of trying to obtain a boxing license from the Nevada State Athletic Commission and agree terms with the Mayweather camp.

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Ireland’s first UFC champion more than fancies his chances of handing Mayweather his first professional loss, claiming he has the power and the skill set to knock out the Olympian.

"If I hit that man, his head is gonna go into the bleachers,” McGregor said in an interview with GQ.” You understand that?

“If I crack that little head of his, it's gonna go clean off his shoulders and up into the bleachers.”

Renowned boxing coach Teddy Atlas doesn’t foresee such an event occurring and believes McGregor will pull a dirty trick to mug off Mayweather.

“If McGregor really can’t win the fight standing up, under (boxing) rules — and those would be the rules — then why would he take it? Because he would break the rules,” Atlas told ESPN.

“He would come in there, he would break the rules, he would pin, pin him, and then he would proclaim himself as the ‘king of the ring’. Even though he might lose the purse money, his brand would go through the roof.

Atlas then warned Mayweather to prepare for McGregor pulling a crazy stunt which would embarrass him.

“He’s a promotional genius, just like Floyd is, just like Muhammad Ali was,” he continued.

“Nobody is thinking of that part of it. Floyd, before he puts his John Hancock on any contract, he better think that part of it.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by champion4ever on 02-18-2017

No, this wouldn't surprise me at all if he did, in order to save himself from the inevitable ass whipping he most certainly would receive at the hands of one Money Mayweather. So what better way to save himself from…

Comment by j.razor on 02-18-2017

[QUOTE=Pigeons;17432503]It would obviously be written into the contract that if McGregor uses any MMA moves or gets himself disqualified that his purse would be withheld.[/QUOTE] Yes, I hope so...

Comment by j.razor on 02-18-2017

[QUOTE=Pigeons;17432850]I just think McGregor is in it for the money. I don't think he cares about sticking it to Floyd. If anything he'd be thankful for the $20-25 million. The more likely scenario is McGregor gets stopped and challenges Floyd…

Comment by j.razor on 02-18-2017

[QUOTE=Freedom.;17432197]Andre Ward uses MMA tactics illegal in boxing and other dirty stuff. Why doesn't Teddy complain about that?[/QUOTE] Because that's not true. Ward punishing kovalev to the body while kovalev holds is not a dirty tactic.

Comment by revelated on 02-18-2017

[QUOTE=Pigeons;17432850] The more likely scenario is McGregor gets stopped and challenges Floyd to a rematch in the cage. He'll say I entered your domain, now man up and meet me in mine. Mayweather will...[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/0BRK6E3.gif[/IMG] Yes. I can see that…

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