Conor McGregor got an opportunity to study Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Friday as he rained, and what he saw was a man that is afraid. McGregor says Mayweather has no way of preparing for what he’s going to be dealing with when he fights him on August 26. McGregor wants to make Mayweather react to what he’s doing inside the ring.
If Mayweather is busy reacting, he won’t be able to create and that’s a losing proposition, as far as McGregor is concerned.
Mayweather and McGregor will be fighting on Showtime PPV at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight is expected to be sold out by the time the two fighters step inside the ring on August 26. But for right now, there are still thousands of unsold tickets. That’s a touchy subject with Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe for some reason. It appears that he might have been expecting the fight to be sold out by now.
“You know what I heard [Mayweather] say yesterday? Nothing. I saw a man scared. I saw a lackluster workout. I saw a man trying to talk himself out of fatigue,” McGregor said to the latimes.com. “It will be unusual to Floyd, but that’s not my worry. You can’t prepare for me. Let him try to study. There’s nobody in the game who moves like me, who strikes like me or who has confidence like me.”
Mayweather didn’t look scared to me, but I’m not as good at analyzing for fear the way that McGregor is. He can obviously sense fear after the many years he’s been inside the octagon.
If McGregor can constantly give Mayweather different looks that force him to adapt each time, he’ll be stuck in reacting and not creating as McGregor says. But at the same time, McGregor will need to adapt to Mayweather’s jabs, fast hands, and his power shots. If McGregor can’t deal with those weapons, then it doesn’t matter what he creates on his own.