UFC star ‘would kill’ Mayweather

That’s ahead of Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, on May 2.

UFC star McGregor, who will challenge for the 145-pound world title in July at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, also described the undefeated multi-weight world champion ‘as a rookie’.

“I don’t look at a man who’s expert in one area as a specialist,” he said. “I look at him as a rookie in ten other areas.

“If you can box, what happens if I grab hold of your legs? If you put me face-to-face with Floyd Mayweather – pound-for-pound boxing’s best – if I fought Floyd, I would kill him in less than thirty seconds.

“It would take me less than thirty seconds to wrap around him like a boa constrictor and strangle him,” he told Esquire.

The welterweight unification fight with Pacquiao will earn Mayweather around ??81m ($120m) while the Filipino will pocket in the region of ??54m ($80m).

The two best fighters of their generation go toe-to-toe in a mouth-watering clash at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, on May 2.