Georges St-Pierre: McGregor is ‘going to lose’ to Mayweather

The proposed fight has been talked about for the past year but now negotiations are ongoing to put McGregor into the ring with Mayweather, who retired in 2015 with a perfect 49-0 record while widely being considered one of the best boxers of all time.

McGregor has never competed in a pro boxing match so clearly he’s fighting an up hill battle, but he’s stated numerous times that he plans to shock the world when he finally gets his opportunity to face Mayweather in the ring.

Unfortunately, it doesn?t appear St-Pierre is ready to buy that hype that McGregor has a realistic shot of handing Mayweather his first professional loss.

“He’s going to lose. I’m pretty sure he’s going to lose if it happens,” St-Pierre said in a recent interview with RT Sport. “The odds are not in his favor. But I think if he manages to survive, it could be like a win for him because after he’s going to start talking ‘I stepped into your game, why don’t you step into mine now?’.

“It depends on not only the result of how it’s done. It all depends on how things play out.”

Rossi annoyed with Zarco incident

Zarco, in his rookie season, attempted a pass on Rossi and the Italian went off the track to avoid contact, only to rejoin in front of Zarco and even closer to race leader Marc Marquez.

Race officials would hand Rossi a 0.3 second penalty – to be added at the end of the race – after he straight-lined the corner.

“For me it is not right because I have two choices…we do like this, or we touch and we crash,” the veteran told reporters after the race.

“But I hear the penalty is for gaining advantage and 0.3 is OK, but for me the problem is not Race Direction, the problem is Zarco.

“He is always very fast and rides the bike very well, he has great potential, but this is not Moto2 and if you want to overtake you have to overtake in another way. He always arrives too much in the line and for me, he has to stay more quiet.”

Meanwhile Zarco is in the midst of a superb rookie season on his Yamaha, having lead the race in Qatar and earning back-to-back fifth place finishes.

The Frenchman revealed he was never going to give up the opportunity to pass Rossi.

“It was necessary to do it like this, because there was an opportunity to pass him, and if asked myself, can I do it? Maybe I crash, so necessary just to do it,” said the 26-year-old.

“[It was] Because he was not so fast in corner two, because of the mistake in corner one, you need to anticipate a lot.

“So I said, this is the opportunity to go through at corner three. But he was able to come quite fast in corner 3, and as I say, I took the decision to do it, so I did, and it was on the limit, but it was OK.”