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Arum Confident Crawford Can Hold His Own With McGregor in UFC

Last week, Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum made plenty of headlines when he detailed his desire to match WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford in a cross-sport clash with UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

Arum's idea is to match Crawford against McGregor in the UFC's octagon, under mixed martial arts rules. And then the two of them would meet in a second fight, taking place in a boxing ring.

McGregor crossed over to boxing in August of 2017, when he suffered a TKO defeat at the hands of Floyd Mayweather at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. After the loss, McGregor would return to MMA but he constantly discusses his desire to box again.

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The bout between Mayweather and McGregor was the second most financially successful combat sports event in history, so it's no surprise that Arum is looking at the same scenario.

Arum believes Crawford, due to his wrestling background, can more than hold his own against McGregor under MMA rules.

One has to wonder if the fights can be made, since UFC President Dana White despises Arum - although their respective companies are contractually tied to ESPN. 

“Terence Crawford will do McGregor in the octagon, and then three months later they can do it in the boxing ring. The octagon would be first because I don’t want them to think we’re playing around,” said Arum to Little Giant Boxing.

"Let the octagon be first, because Terence Crawford is a really tough dude who has a wrestling background, so it’s not like a guy like Mayweather who’s just a great boxer and would be lost, pretty much, in the octagon. Crawford would not be lost in the octagon because he comes from a wrestling background. He is, I think, a world-class wrestler. So let’s see. Let them take the challenge. I think it would be massive."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Fire4231 on 01-29-2020

[QUOTE=Roberto Vasquez;20355678]Yes maybe the worst fight ever to watch! All those older promoters are the worst. There's storied of them mistreating or ripping off fighters everywhere. I think Arum is just creating headlines. I don't see this happening. Crawford doesn't…

Comment by KillaMane26 on 01-29-2020

[QUOTE=WBC WBA IBF;20355730]yes its bud's fault. instead of signing with the company that has a ton of top welterweights for him to fight, he resigned with the company that has zero top welterweights for him to fight.[/QUOTE] Its like a…

Comment by Roberto Vasquez on 01-29-2020

[QUOTE=Fire4231;20353951]Lol.... Roberto Vazquez, yes he set up that trash between Ali and Inoki. For a purse of 6 million dollars. In return fans were able to see Inoki slide on his back and Ali walk around him for 13 rounds.…

Comment by Fire4231 on 01-28-2020

[QUOTE=Roberto Vasquez;20353725]Was he behind that terrible Muhammad Ali MMA fight then?[/QUOTE] Lol.... Roberto Vazquez, yes he set up that trash between Ali and Inoki. For a purse of 6 million dollars. In return fans were able to see Inoki slide…

Comment by JLC on 01-28-2020

[QUOTE=revelated;20353533]Your grammar was a bit off, so I fixed it for you.[/QUOTE] I respect the correction. Some people think he’s number 1 which, as much as I love the guy just is not true. He unified 140 against zero great…

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