Skip Bayless is arguably one of the biggest trolls on the face of the planet. No one knows how to stir the pot quite like Bayless. He unfairly criticizes Lebron James 24/7. He somehow loves both the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots and I don’t even know how that’s possible. Most importantly, he still believes Tim Tebow can be an NFL starting quarterback. In a weird way, I almost respect his troll game at this point because he truly believes every word that comes out of his mouth.
Knowing all of this, I can’t believe I am going to say this, but I have crossed over to the dark side. I am going to agree with Skip Bayless on a sports topic. On his show Undisputed, Bayless was debating with Shannon Sharpe if Conor McGregor could beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match. Here is a short clip from the debate.
It pains me to say this, but I agree with Skip Bayless. Conor McGregor could beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match. I promise you that I am not trying to be a troll. After watching the Irishman for the past three years, I am all in with McGregor. Time and time again, McGregor has conquered every challenge he has faced. He talks the talk but also walks the walk. Defeat José Aldo for UFC Featherweight Championship in 13 seconds? No problem. Win two titles in two different weight classes? No problem. The only hiccup in the road was the loss to Nate Diaz, but McGregor came back five months later and defeated Diaz when McGregor was fighting in a weight class that was 25 pounds higher than his normal weight.
So the question remains: How could Conor McGregor defeat Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match? The answer is with one knockout punch. Yes, I understand this would be extremely difficult to do because Mayweather has never been knocked out in his life. However, Mayweather has never faced a fighter with the punching power of McGregor. Mayweather would dance around the ring and play defense all night, but all McGregor needs to do is catch Mayweather with one vicious left hook and the fight would end. Is Mayweather a better boxer than McGregor? Of course. That being said, I’ll take my chances with the 28-year-old UFC superstar over the 39-year-old retired boxer.
The worst part in writing this article is no one will take me seriously anymore because I sided with Skip Bayless. Hey Skip, could you hook me up with a job now?