ByMatt Juul, writer at
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Matt Juul

As a longtime combat sports fan who is now one of the many celebrity investors involved with the UFC, Mark Wahlberg, of course, has some thoughts on the impending battle between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor.

While speaking with the press for the London premiere of "Transformers: The Last Knight,” “The Fighter” star gave his two-cents on how the bout will go down.

"I think it’s a matter of how much punishment he [Conor McGregor] is willing to take to get that one shot,” Wahlberg said. “And based on what I’ve seen, he’s not going to phone it in, he’s going to put it all out there. He’s not scared of getting hit or losing, and the odds are not in his favor.”

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Wahlberg added that he thinks McGregor will have a fruitful career in Hollywood when he’s down punching people in the face.

“I think he’s got a long career in film,” Wahlberg said. “He’s just got to make sure he doesn’t take too much punishment in the ring.”

The actor reiterated his analysis while speaking with the media at a red carpet event in Massachusetts.

“It’s such a crazy thing,” Wahlberg said. “Obviously Conor’s a tough guy, so if he’s willing to absorb some punishment to hit him, then maybe he has a chance. But, he better do it quick. But Canelo [Alvarez], none of those guys have ever really pressed Mayweather in a way that someone needs to in order to catch him.”

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