Judah feels Cotto’s power.
First let me qualify this post. As a wrestler I’m a big MMA fan; I watch most of the fights one way or another. That said, I’m a little bothered by the recent grumblings that Floyd Mayweather Jr. may pursue MMA next – with Mark Cuban’s help.
Mayweather is a surgeon in the boxing ring. That’s not to say that he’s not also a complete stud when he needs to be (see the Hatton fight). I’d love to see Mayweather get into MMA. Personally, I think he’d destroy 95% of the guys he faced very quickly. Speaking as a fairly accomplished wrestler I still don’t believe most MMA guys could take Mayweather to the ground without being hit 20-30 times in the process. If a Mayweather bomb sends Ricky Hatton to the canvas imagine what it would do to … (pick the MMA lightweight of your choice).
Here’s why I’m not ready to see Mayweather in the cage yet; there’s a bit of unfinished business. Is he the best fighter in the world pound for pound? Maybe. What!? Maybe?! That’s right, there’s a guy out there that Mayweather simply won’t fight. When he finally fights Miguel Cotto and wins then I’ll grant him the best pound for pound fighter in the world. Cotto is a monster with the power to hurt Mayweather. Hatton had the power as well, but Cotto is a better boxer to go along with the power. Cotto is 31-0 with 25 knockouts including recent wins against Shane Mosely and Zab Judah.
Floyd, please give us a fight with Cotto before making the leap.