Conor McGregor has a huge psychological edge over Floyd Mayweather, according to a UFC expert
This "expert" is actually only Joe Rogan, but, nonetheless, he does make a good point. Knowing Conor is the superior fighter and could end him at any moment (if he's willing to break the rules) could play into Floyd's psyche.
There's also the psychological war that will happen before the fight. Conor's humor is relentless and when you're the bud of the jokes, it wears on you. Is Floyd used to this?
But there are other advantages as well.
Conor shines with shorter opponents. Punching at a downward trajectory takes less energy and results in more power. And when is the last time Floyd faced someone taller than him? I looked at a bunch of recent fights, and they're all either Floyd advantage or even.
Conor is just 29 and improving daily. Floyd's 40. Strength are cardio go to Conor, and that's huge.
If Conor is having difficulty, he has the agility to stay on the outside at a martial arts distance, and the strength to win a dirty clinch war.
As he said, timing beats speed and Conor, IMO, has better timing. It's what makes him great and separates him from the pack.
Conor can watch endless reels of Floyd and train accordingly. Floyd knows nothing of Conor's boxing. The first he'll see of him will be in the ring.
6) Focused Training
As his coach said, Conor is used to training 10 disciplines to prepare for a fight. Now he can focus on 1. MMA fighters work much harder than boxers in general. What happens when the focus that work ethic to 1 discipline?
None of these, individually, may be much, but all of them combined? I've drunk the cool-aid, I think we're going to see an upset.