Joe Rogan Argues That Floyd Mayweather vs. CM Punk is ‘The Fight to Make’
If Floyd Mayweather is actually considering a crossover into MMA, UFC color commentator has an opponent for him but it’s not Conor McGregor.
Instead, Rogan sees a showdown between Mayweather and former WWE superstar CM Punk as a much more realistic fight that the UFC would be foolish to pass up on assuming the retired boxer actually wants to try his hand at MMA.
Mayweather has been teasing a crossover into MMA for several months with most believing that he’s angling for a rematch against Conor McGregor after the two fighters boxed in a highly lucrative match last year.
Mayweather reportedly earned more than $300 million for that fight against McGregor so a rematch in the UFC would undoubtedly earn both of them a huge payday as well.
Still, Rogan argues that Mayweather would stand no chance against McGregor in an actual MMA fight but he might have a better shot against a relative novice like CM Punk.
“I think that’s the fight to make,” Rogan said about Mayweather vs. Punk. “I don’t know if it will ever happen but I think if it ever does happen, it happens on its own individual card. You put a kick ass card underneath it but I don’t know if you put like a UFC 200 size kick ass card underneath it.
“It’s the only fight to make for Floyd cause Conor will literally kill him. It wouldn’t be fair. It’s not fair. People would understand the difference between Conor boxing Floyd where he got clearly outclassed but he hit him. Floyd’s not going to do anything [to Conor]. It’s going to be awful.”
As much as Mayweather has touted a potential move into MMA, it still seems highly unlikely that it ever happens.
Meanwhile, Punk is training for his next fight with rumors still swirling that he may return at UFC 225 in June, which takes place in his hometown of Chicago.