Many people have chimed in with their opinions regarding a potential boxing bout between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and boxing future legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. The latest personality to give his two cents on the matter was none other than ‘The Spider’ Anderson Silva.
In an interview with Brazilian TV show Combate News this Thursday night, the former UFC Middleweight champion started by discussing McGregor’s game, then moved on to talk about his actual chances of beating Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match.
“He has flaws. We all have flaws. And his flaws are clear. He defends well, but he doesn’t have jiu-jitsu. The main thing is that he uses his movement and his opponent’s movement to his advantage. He never puts himself in uncomfortable positions. All of his opponents have always put themselves in uncomfortable positions and were unable to get back to a comfortable position again.”
Anderson has a clear idea of where Conor McGregor stands right now in terms of boxing and even has a suggestion for the Irishman. Contrary to what many people say, Silva actually believes Conor would have a chance to pull off the win against the undefeated boxer.
“I think everybody has a chance. When you step in there to fight, you have a chance. Of course that if you’re fighting Mayweather, people would say ‘oh, McGregor won’t last a round,’ but we never know.”
“The movement is different, how you have to position your feet on the ground is different, the timing is different in boxing. The only way to see who would win is putting them in a fight. Conor McGregor would have to stop training MMA for at least a year to be able to do aspire to a close fight against Mayweather, and I believe he should do it.”