Floyd Mayweather made an appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ last night to talk about his Aug. 26 fight with Conor McGregor, and one point he was sure to make is that he won’t be taking the conservative approach he’s been known for. He told the late night talk show host that he owes the fans a ‘blockbuster’ after the Pacquiao fight and that he’s going to give it to them.
"I feel like I owe the fans seeing as me and Pacquiao didn't give the fans a blockbuster. Me and McGregor should give the fans a blockbuster."
To that end Floyd says he’s going right after McGregor from the opening bell, apparently unconcerned about McGregor’s vaunted power.
"He (McGregor) is going to land shots because in this fight I'm going straight ahead," Mayweather said. "Normally it's more taking my time, being very cautious, but this time I'm going straight ahead because the fans deserve it."
Now there will obviously be many out there who believe this talk is just a ploy to get people to buy the PPV. That said, Floyd is known for being just as good fighting in the pocket as he is on the move, so would it really surprise anyone if he decided to stand his ground in this one — especially against an opponent who he doesn’t believe can match him skill-for-skill?
Perhaps a bigger concern would be if McGregor ultimately reverts to an MMA move while under duress — but even Floyd doesn’t think that will happen because he says that move could cost McGregor upwards of 90% of his purse. Ouch!