Last week Conor McGregor attained a boxing license in the state of California and set the internet ablaze with speculation. This move is being questioned by fans and media of what it’s true intentions mean. Is it a power move against the UFC? Is it just part of the circus that has become the ‘Conor McGregor Show’? Or, is it a legitimate feasible scenario, where Conor leaves MMA behind, for a career in boxing?
When the news broke about McGregor getting a boxing license in California, immediately all eyes and microphones went straight to boxing great, Floyd Mayweather. Of course, other boxers were chomping at the bit, trying to get a piece of what could be an enormous payday for whoever gets that potential super fight.
One such boxer is Sugar Shane Mosely. TMZ Sports posted a video catching up with Mosely and asking the legend about his thoughts on how a fight with McGregor would go. Mosely showed humility by stating that he has no business against McGregor in an MMA rules fight. He even brought up James Toney’s failed MMA experiment against Randy Couture, as an example of why.
However, when it comes to a straight boxing match, Sugar Shane believes he would knock the Notorious one, out! He said McGregor has ‘Balls of Steel” by possibly attempting to cross over to another sport. Mosely seems to have a firm grasp on what most people don’t… That is, MMA and boxing are not one and the same.
Translation: Stay in your own lane, we drive too fast over here.