WBO junior middleweight champion Patrick Teixeira believes UFC superstar Conor McGregor is a “delusional clown” for thinking that he could enter the sport of boxing and immediately beat a top level fighter.
McGregor made his boxing debut in August of 2017, against a comebacking Floyd Mayweather at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
In that encounter, Mayweather slowly broke McGregor down and put him away in the tenth round. There are many boxing observers who believe Mayweather had intentionally carried McGregor to make it a more entertaining fight for the pay-per-view audience.
McGregor, 32-years-old, was in serious discussions to resume his boxing aspirations by fighting eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao in 2021.
That plan hit a roadblock last month, when McGregor got knocked out in two rounds by Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi.
However, that loss has not steered McGregor away from a boxing return. And he wants to fight a top level boxer and preferably a world champion.
“He’s thinking because Floyd gave him a few rounds to work with, he’s a boxer. I honestly wouldn’t do the same thing as Floyd, I would exterminate him in two rounds, one for him to go up and the other to go down,” Teixeira told The Sun.
“He would take a beating. Conor is just delusional, a real clown. Now, I want to beat that clown up and retire him from the sport of boxing and UFC. I don’t hate Conor, I have nothing personal against him, I just think he hasn’t learned yet that he needs to start from the bottom. He wants to fight big as he did with Mayweather, now he wants Pacquiao. We who are on a higher level kill him easily without a problem, and he will be ashamed on TV.
“I would ruin his career, and he would understand that boxing is for real men, not for clown. He could never take a fight like that, Floyd was nice to him, I wouldn’t be.”