The biggest ongoing story in combat sports these days is will Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather face off in a boxing ring. Even though the fight would generate roughly a bajillion dollars, it’s going to be extremely tough getting McGregor and Mayweather to agree on a deal.
While I’m skeptical that we will ever get to see this super fight, at least we can fall back on video game simulations. The highly entertaining Pokémon simulation dropped a couple of weeks ago, and now, we have a Punch-Out!! parody of the bout. Check out Adam Arnali’s wild creation below.
Goddamn, I wasn’t expecting that. Everything was going smooth with some jokes about Mayweather being a defensive, boring fighter and McGregor not having the conditioning to go 12 rounds. Then outta nowhere, we get McGregor kicking Mayweather in the face and literally murdering him.
I hate to burst the bubble of all of the McGregor fans out there, but him pulling out some MMA moves is the only way he could beat Mayweather in a boxing match. While the press conferences and trash talking leading up to the fight would be amazing, the actual bout would be a total snoozefest. Mayweather may be an illiterate dickhead, but there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that he would pick McGregor apart in a boxing ring.