UFC color commentator Joe Rogan doesn’t like Conor McGregor’s chances in a boxing match against Manny Pacquiao.
McGregor is reportedly set to return to the Octagon at UFC 257. UFC president Dana White has said it isn’t a done deal but that it is in the works. McGregor’s opponent would be Dustin Poirier, who the “Notorious” one defeated via first-round TKO back on September 27, 2014.
McGregor had been expressing interest in a rematch with “The Diamond” and the feeling was mutual. Poirier theorized that McGregor wanted to fight him again to prepare for a southpaw in Pacquiao. McGregor confirmed Poirier’s suspicion.
The “Notorious” one has claimed that he will box Pacquiao at some point. He had claimed that the fight would take place in the Middle East. White has said he has nothing to do with any talks of Pacquiao vs. McGregor.
During an edition of his JRE podcast, Rogan discussed McGregor’s odds against Pacquiao inside the boxing ring (h/t BJPenn.com).
“You’re talking about one of the greatest boxers of all time against a guy with one professional boxing match.”
Rogan was joined by Tony Hinchcliffe during this discussion. When Hinchcliffe mentioned McGregor’s efforts against Floyd Mayweather, Rogan shared his thoughts on why McGregor had early success.
“Let me tell you something. The reason it was close is because Mayweather let [McGregor] blow his wad. Mayweather had to figure out Conor’s timing,” Rogan added. “Conor is not a professional boxer. Because he’s not a professional boxer, he’s not as efficient, and he’s going to get tired easier.”