Joe Rogan: If Conor McGregor kicks Floyd Mayweather in the head, he’ll be “a god damn folk hero”
When the superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor was first speculated about over a year ago, much of the conversation revolved around under what rules the potential bout might be contested under. When the dream bout was turned into reality last week, we had our answer: the contest would be waged under pure boxing rules with 10 ounce gloves. But there’s a big difference between what the rules stipulate and what actually happens once two men are in the ring, according to MMAFighting.com.
On the most recent episode of his podcast, UFC commentator Joe Rogan suggested that McGregor abandoning all decorum and kicking Mayweather would “f**ked up” but would also turn him into a folk hero.
“[If McGregor kicked Mayweather], that would be f**ked up. There’s probably some stipulations in the contract that say, ‘you can’t get him in an armbar or choke him.’
“[But] could you imagine? He would be a god damn folk hero. If they got in close and Floyd was shucking and juking on the outside and he threw a jab to cover up a left high kick and that left high kick necks him? Just clang! And you see Floyd go limp – and he would go limp. He’s never been high kicked like that. Jesus, that would be crazy.”