But before McGregor wraps his hands up for the fight, “Saturday Night Live” was able to get in a few jabs, with Alex Moffat appearing as the mixed martial artist on “Weekend Update” and roasting McGregor’s over-the-top confidence and Irish background.
When asked by host Colin Jost how he would be able to adjust his skills as an MMA fighter to the boxing ring, Moffat replied simply, “Ahhh, Colin, boxing’s just kicking with your hands and your feet. Plus, I’ll beat anyone at their own game — next week I’m going to fight that shark that beat Michael Phelps in that swim race!”
Moffat went on to mention his confidence in beating Mayweather, saying “When you get a taste of me punches and kicks, you’ll wish you were never born!”
“You can’t kick because it’s boxing, remember?” Jost was quick to remind him.
“Right. Wink,” Moffat replied. “I can still do a couple of kicks, yeah?”
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