Idris Elba Is Getting Severely Roasted for Saying Conor McGregor Has a 'Really Good Chance' to Beat Mayweather

Idris Elba, Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Idris Elba Is Getting Severely Roasted for Saying Conor McGregor Has a 'Really Good Chance' to Beat Mayweather

"He is just being an actor."

Published August 1, 2017

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the overwhelming favorite to defeat Conor McGregor on August 26 in Las Vegas. And why shouldn't he be? After all, "Money" is revered as the best boxer of his generation with a 49-0 record, and this is McGregor's first professional boxing bout, meaning that Mayweather not only has the Sweet Science skills but the experience over his younger opponent.

All that being said, Idris Elba surprised many today by appearing on ESPN's First Take and saying that McGregor has a "really good chance" to defeat Mayweather in their superfight.

"He's going to throw some things around that Floyd's not going to be used to," Elba said. "If Floyd does what he does normally, which is just hold a tight fight, I think that McGregor is going to topple that, strike him and if he gets one on his chin ... it could be over."

Wow. Really? Yes, McGregor is 29 to Mayweather's 40 years old, but with that youth comes inexperience, which is already going to be amplified considering that Conor is an MMA fighter and not a boxer.

Needless to say, Twitter was all too happy to roast the hell out of Elba's hot take.

  1. We couldn't believe that Idris was so confident in saying that McGregor has a 'really good chance' of upsetting Mayweather


  2. To that, the Internet collectively looked at Idris like ...

    You have got to be kidding, right?

  3. Twitter even used his own acting against him here

    Savage AF.

  4. Well, perhaps Idris was acting when he said that McGregor has a good shot at defeating Mayweather

    That's the only thing that could explain his remarks.

  5. Of course, there was the fan who couldn't care less about Idris's boxing acumen for as long as her favorite #MCM was delivering the message


  6. Whether fans of his or not, people couldn't co-sign Idris Elba giving McGregor a 'really good chance' of defeating Mayweather

    We don't see it, either, Idris. Floyd just has too much experience in that ring to lose to a boxing match to an MMA fighter. But we still love you, man.

Written by BET Staff

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