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Demetrious Johnson on fighting Floyd Mayweather: 'Give me 15 seconds'

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UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson believes he could finish top P4P boxer Floyd Mayweather even faster than Conor McGregor could.

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It's no secret to combat sports fans that Floyd Mayweather is facing off with Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd in what will easily be the most lucrative boxing fight of all time. This has unfortunately led to a rash of UFC fighters trying to get some shine by saying that they could beat Mayweather. It's almost becoming tedious at this point, especially after Conor McGregor saying he could do it in 30 seconds and Dana White saying that every UFC fighter could take out Floyd, even strawweight Paige VanZant.

So it's not surprising that shows like America's Pregame on Fox Sports 1 are trying to get Floyd soundbites out of other fighters. The latest to say his piece was UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, who claims he could finish Mayweather in just 15 seconds:

Oddly, the video included in the Tweet doesn't actually show him saying that, but it does show what Mighty Mouse had to say right after that:

"So Floyd Mayweather would only last fifteen seconds in the octagon with you. That's for the record."

"Yup. Because he has 30 seconds to run from Conor (McGregor). I'm faster than Conor, so I'll get to him and I'll be able to take out that knee of his."

This was all in good fun and it's not like Johnson is known for call-outs. He was likely just playing along. But I honestly can't wait until the Mayweather/Pacquiao bout is over so we don't have to listen to MMA fighters talk about beating boxers, at least for the time being.

Johnson will defend his title against Kyoji Horiguchi in the main event of UFC 186 in Montreal on Saturday.