Published On: Fri, Jun 16th, 2017

Sylvester Stallone is rooting for ‘real life Rocky’ Conor McGregor

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor goes down on August 26th in Las Vegas, which means we’re gonna have over two months of experts arguing about how badly Conor McGregor is going to lose. So just to switch things up a little, why don’t we take it outside the realm of punditry and over to the celebrities! Don’t worry, we won’t go full Meryl Streep on you … in this case, we’ve got (fictional) boxing legend Sylvester Stallone sharing his thoughts on the fight.

“You know who’s gonna win. You know who’s gonna win!” he told TMZ Sports while leaving a restaurant. “I only got the underdog. It’s great for boxing. [McGregor]’s a real life Rocky. But then again … I live in fantasy.”

“[Mayweather]’s gonna get hurt,” he said with a wink. “Nah, I’m only kidding. Let’s put it this way guys, it’s never been done before. Never been done before! So you never know.”

It is true that Conor has never boxed, let alone boxed Floyd, so we don’t have empirical evidence that Mayweather will undoubtedly smash McGregor. But we can take Floyd’s long list of wins over the world’s best boxers and compare them against Conor’s performance against … Nate Diaz? Chris van Heerden? Logically, he doesn’t have much of a chance. Fortunately for the people making money off this fight, Sly ain’t the only guy who enjoys living in fantasy.

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Sylvester Stallone is rooting for ‘real life Rocky’ Conor McGregor