Colin Cowherd thinks Conor McGregor is playing Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather may one day finally have the long-rumored fight they've each promised on different occasions. If they do, oddsmakers doesn't believe McGregor has much of a chance against the 49-0 Mayweather.

Judging by the video McGregor released of himself boxing a few weeks ago, Vegas might be on to something.

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These punches are ... not great.

But perhaps there's something behind McGregor's lackluster sparring. On Friday, Colin Cowherd gave the following explanation.

"I think McGregor put this video out to show how bad he is. To entice Mayweather to sign the fight papers. Mayweather is seeing this thinking 'I have no chance to lose.' McGregor would never go into the ring and fight lack that against Mayweather. Why would you put a video out when you are barely beating a batboy? That kid just delivered a pizza in my neighborhood and McGregor can't even land a punch on him?"

Bold. Outlandish. A little sneaky.

Yeah, that sounds exactly like Conor McGregor.

Despite the initial odds and the unimpressive footage above, it would be foolish to take McGregor as anything but serious in a ring.

"We're talking about boxing. That's it. But again, age waits for no man," McGregor said about Mayweather when speaking to GQ. "He's 40 years of age. He's a little, he's got a little head on him. Honestly, my fist is bigger than his head.

"I sleep people. I put people unconscious. I'm stating facts. If I hit that man, his head is gonna go into the bleachers. You understand that? If I crack that little head of his, it's gonna go clean off his shoulders and up into the bleachers."

"McGregor put this video out on his Instagram to show how bad he is. To entice Mayweather to sign the fight." -- @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/nH5e63qPAP

— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 17, 2017