Luke Rockhold has been stuck on the sidelines nursing injuries, but he talked at length on UFC Tonight last night and touched upon a few issues – not the least of which was the likely impending boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.
“I think this is phenomenal thing for the UFC and for combat sports. Anytime you can bring boxing and UFC together, it’s a great opportunity. These guys are the top of their divisions. But Mayweather is just too experienced in boxing and has fought the top level fighters in boxing. I’m going with Floyd.”
“I think it’s a fight that needs to take place. It’s better for boxing, but I don’t think it hurts the UFC. It’ll do everything for the sports. I’ll be watching. If Conor loses, he lost to Floyd and comes back to MMA and he’s a two division champion. I don’t pick against Conor, but Floyd is a safe fighter. I’m going with Floyd.”
“What does it say about the state of boxing, the state of UFC and Conor McGregor, the fact that Mayweather is looking outside of his sport to get a big-money fight? That’s how big McGregor is. We’re getting the best of the UFC against the best of boxing. It’s going to be huge. For people who don’t know about Conor McGregor, they’re going to look him up and then follow up with him. I’m going with Mayweather, who wins by a decision.