The UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor brought his A Game when against the boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in their boxing super fight just weeks ago. The Irishman put on a showing that surprised casual combat sports fans and experts alike, with pundits who had originally stated that McGregor would lose the bout handily being shocked by his performance.

In the above video, Joe Rogan discusses why McGregor “gassed out” in his high profile boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. Rogan believes that “Mystic Mac” has some “serious endurance problems”, and that is why he suffered a tenth-round TKO loss at the hands of the legendary undefeated boxer.

In addition to that, Rogan and Brendan Schaub discuss the limited amount of time Conor McGregor had to prepare for the elite boxing of Floyd Mayweather Jr, and how that played a part in the blockbuster super fight.

“So Conor McGregor was not really sure if he was actually going to have this boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. So he knocks out Eddie Alvarez (at UFC 205) and then somehow or another the rumblings get started. But that’s just not enough time! A few months to prepare for Floyd? To have the fight so close after they actually announced it was happening was just crazy.”

Rogan continued:

“For something like that, if you gave Conor like six months… Maybe he could get in better shape. Or he could survive. He’s never going to be, against a guy like Mayweather who is so efficient and who’s movement is so crisp. This is how I was describing it to a friend of mine. Who was trying to figure out why (Conor) would get so tired. I go, ‘Ok when you tie your shoe you don’t even think about it, you just do it. But if you have to think about lacing up your shoes, it takes more energy. You have to think and then your tense. Floyd was just tying his shoes. He’s so good and he’s been doing it so long that he just has it ingrained in his movements. So Conor has to think way more than Floyd does.’ Conor’s belief in himself is incredible! But even that is not enough if you fight a better boxer and your body gets tired.”

“In the beginning of the fight, if (Conor) could have maintained, somehow or another, if he was in good enough shape that he could maintain the pace that he had in the first three rounds for the entire twelve, then it is a way different fight. Because he is dangerous, he is quick and he’s able to move away. He (McGregor) has a huge endurance problem, at least when it comes to boxing. Maybe in MMA as well.”

McGregor had put together a terrific opening four rounds before eventually fatiguing later in his fight with “Money”.

 

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23 Comments on "WATCH: Joe Rogan Discusses Why Conor McGregor Gassed Against Mayweather"

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Mark Fredrikson
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He got gassed cause he’s never went more than 3 rounds lmao. Floyd was smart and let him get tired before turning his face into a punching bag

Matt Monty
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he didn’t fight for months before the announcement, maybe keep in better shape out of camp? or at least keep up with cardio.

Digital Fitness Guru
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Yeah Cool reply thanks

Frank Parillo
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McGregor was not a boxer that is why he tired out. It has nothing to do with his training or training methods or so on and so forth. You build that endurance of overtime and know when to pick him choose your spot as a boxer. James Tony could balloon up to 315 pounds and still go 12 rounds because with experience he learned how to pace himself. Maybe with five or 610 round fight under his belt Connor could have with the distance or actually won

Chuck Quintanilla
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What about gassing out vs diaz both fights?

Frank Parillo
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Chuck Quintanilla ……. anybody can gas out in whatever particular sport they are partaking in. But I was trying to say is that pacing yourself in a boxing match is a lot different than cage fighting. Add to all of that the adrenaline and the nerves and you are going to gas out quicker. Under the circumstances McGregor is a newbie at the sweet science and he did quite well.

Thang Nguyen
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probably the 8 ounce gloves contributed to the fight as well for mcgregor tiring out

Digital Fitness Guru
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Interesting thanks really great more on fitness please

Chuck Laird
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Really? It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out he wasn’t conditioned for that.

Ismael Cardona
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Fucking fight was fixed! What a joke!

Callum Dunlop
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Jim Sholtes
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Im gassed hearing about the shit

Brandon Butts
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Doesn’t take rocket scientist, nor Joe Rogan to figure that out

Damian Wall
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He gasses out in UFC as well.

Ervin Holiday
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Floyd was very diplomatic to allow this fight to go 10 rounds, he could have easily ended it by the 4th. McGegor cannot box and has no power…. get real!

Lybcho Radev
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Shirley Thompson check this

Kane L Smith
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Who cares its over tome to forget about that circus. He gassed like he always does.. Some people naturally gas easier than others. Some fighters can go all night,

Sal S Salinas
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This is not meant to be taken seriously, is it???? Really?

Justin Flex
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Because he’s not a boxer it’s a totally different sport

Christopher Morehouse
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When it comes down to it McGregor would whoop all your butts after sleeping on the couch for two months. So the fact anyone on here thinks they can say this or that is just bs.

Clayton Christopher
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It is all about training and aerobic vs anaerobic exercise. The amount of mitochondria in muscle in not easily changed in a few weeks to a few months amount of time. These cellular training conditioning processes take years. Also being prone to having type 1 or type 2 muscle fibers influences these changes HEAVILY.

Steven BigNeb Goard
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They don’t hear you ..

Clayton Christopher
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Steven BigNeb Goard I was well aware before I posted. Thought someone out there might get something from it.

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