UFC fighter, Conor McGregor, made a successful comeback to the octagon on Sunday with a 40-second knockout of Donald 'The Cowboy' Cerrone, in Las Vegas, and immediately spoke about his intention to secure a rematch with Russian, Khabib Nurmagomedov, but the Irishman made a surprising linguistic blunder in his post-fight interview.
"That rematch will happen," said McGregor, 31. "Look at the shapes I was in in this camp compared with the last. It's non-comparable."
But, of course, Conor was wrong. There is NOTHING which cannot be compared to something else, and the shapes he was in during two different training camps, are relatively easy things to compare.
In the first camp, for example, he could have been run-down, tired, or suffering from illness. In the second, however, he could have been free from these negativities, and in tip-top condition. Or vice versa.
The much-used phrase "There's no comparison!" is often heard in this situation, or "It doesn't bear comparison!", both meaning that the two shapes McGregor was in during the two training camps were so different, that we should put any thoughts of them being in any way similar completely out of our minds.
Indeed, in this particular case, it would have been far better for Conor to have used another well-worn phrase, and said:
"Look at the shapes I was in in this camp and the last. They were as different as chalk and cheese!"
"Look at the shapes I was in in this camp and the last. They were at opposite ends of the spectrum!"
Or that one camp was a far cry from the other; or that they were "poles apart".
But not "non-comparable".