Terence Crawford is widely thought to be one of the greatest boxers competing right now. Conor McGregor is without a doubt the biggest star in MMA. Many now believe that we could see Crawford vs. McGregor in MMA sometime next year.
Fans love discussing these kinds of hypothetical matchups. MMA vs. boxing bouts like this one capture fan interest in a unique way. Today, we’re going to talk about what might lead to a fight between Crawford and McGregor coming together.
Let’s get into it!
Terence Crawford vs. Kell Brook Takes Place Tomorrow Night!
Boxing’s welterweight division is more competitive now than ever before. Some of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world compete at 147 pounds. That includes Terence Crawford, the WBO welterweight champion of the world.
Tomorrow night, Crawford will look to defend his title once again against Kell Brook. This is a matchup that fans have been calling for over the past few years. Based on both men’s fighting style, this should be a very exciting bout.
Many are now flocking to sites like Bovada to place their bets on this matchup. It’s no surprise to see Terence Crawford being listed as the -1600 favorite. He’s 36-0 as a professional with wins over several former champions. Crawford’s ability to fight from both stances and his knockout power makes him a massive threat to anyone.
Kell Brook was thought to be the next big thing in boxing a few years ago. Tough losses to Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr. dropped his stock. He’s won three-straight fights coming into this bout with Crawford but still enters as the +800 underdog.
It’s an incredible matchup. Feel free to check out our full betting guide for this fight today! Here, we also take a look at the odds for several of the undercard bouts taking place during this event tomorrow night.
Terence Crawford is expected to get the win tomorrow night. Some feel that a transition to MMA could be next for the boxing champion.
Here’s Why Some Are Now Calling for Crawford vs. McGregor in MMA
MMA and boxing are the two most popular combat sports in the world. Both of these sports have extremely passionate fan bases. Both of these bases love to claim that their sport is better than the other.
Every once in a while, we see a crossover bout between the sports. The most famous case is the 2017 fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. To date, this remains the highest-grossing combat sporting event of all time.
It now seems like we could see another one of these crossover fights soon. During a recent media appearance, a media member asked Terence Crawford about the possibility of fighting Conor McGregor in MMA. Crawford, who has experience as a wrestler, seemed open to the idea.
“They put that money up, hell yeah I’ll go over there and fight him!” Crawford said. “To keep it real, Conor’s not a real good wrestler. He may kick the sh*t out of you. You gotta worry about them kicks to the head and them elbows more than him grabbing you. It’d be other things that you’d be having to worry about other than wrestling you.”
It’s an interesting thing to hear from Terence. Despite being one of the world’s best boxers, he seems willing to shift sports. If the money is big enough, you can almost guarantee that Conor McGregor would accept a bout with Terence, as well.
Both of these men have big fights that will need to take place first. Crawford will put his undefeated record on the line tomorrow. McGregor now seems to have his next fight lined up, too.
McGregor vs. Poirier 2 is Confirmed for January 23rd
The UFC began resuming its operations back in May. Now, the world’s biggest MMA promotion is holding events on a regular basis. There have been several massive Pay-Per-View events that took place over the last few months.
Fans around the world have been wondering whether or not Conor McGregor would return to the Octagon. He runs a successful whiskey business and seemed to be enjoying his time away from the sport. To the surprise of some, Conor recently challenged Dustin Poirier to a fight.
The UFC didn’t take long sending contracts to both men. This bout could decide the next challenger to the lightweight title. It’s a massive fight and one that is almost guaranteed to bring in millions of Pay-Per-View buys.
New reports claim this bout will be taking place on January 23rd on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi. At the moment, just about all US online sportsbooks list McGregor as the -220 favorite. Dustin Poirier enters this bout as the +185 underdog.
If both Crawford and McGregor win their upcoming bouts, perhaps we will see them fight next year. It’s certainly a matchup that would draw fan attention. We’ll be sure to report on any additional news about this fight.
Do you want to see Crawford vs. McGregor in MMA? Who do you think would win? Let us know in the comments section below!
A longtime sports and gambling enthusiast, Kevin looks to present up-to-date and reliable information for readers. If he’s not writing, he’s probably watching MMA or playing blackjack. …