Jessie Vargas Says Conor McGregor Was KO’d During Sparring for Floyd Mayweather (Video)
While Conor McGregor spent the last week going toe to toe with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on the microphone, former world champion Jessie Vargas cast further doubt on whether McGregor can hang with Mayweather in the ring.
In an interview with Villainfy Media, Vargas said McGregor got knocked out during a sparring session in preparation for his Aug. 26 bout with Mayweather.
While considered a great striker in a mixed martial arts capacity, many question whether McGregor has bitten off more than he can chew in a fight against Mayweather.
In June, Chris van Heerden shared a clip of himself sparring with McGregor, and the UFC lightweight champion looked overmatched:
People telling me Mayweather will have his hands full trying to land on McGregor -STOP IT! I respect McGregor BUT i ain’t Floyd and i landed pic.twitter.com/gd4dFi3XUU
— Chris van Heerden (@TheHeat001) June 14, 2017