It may have taken forever and 2 days but finally it’s going to happen. On Saturday August 26th history will be made when retired unbeaten boxing great Floyd Mayweather steps into the ring (not octagon) to fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. The story broke less than an hour ago and I apologize to our fans for not posting first.
Both fighters confirmed earlier on their respective social media pages.
The fight will be held at the T mobile arena in Las Vegas where smart money says that will be the most LIT night Vegas has seen in a long time. The fight will be at the 154 pund weight and a 12 round boxing match with 10oz gloves. 10oz may not be 4oz but it also means someone can still get KTFO real quick. Here I thought this potential deal was dead after Oscar De La Hoya announced the Canelo Alvarez GGG fight in September.
The question I have as I am sure many others do, Did Dana make this deal the end of August to try and stick it to De La Hoya? As we all know they have had words back and forth about an mma fighter going against a boxer with boxing rules. Dana White (UFC President) doesn’t back down from anyone so it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he did make this date out of spite.
Did we really think Mayweather would stay retired at 49-0 especially with fans questioning his legacy escaping the potential GGG fight. I personally think boxing / mma is a business just as much as it is a sport and money talks. Speaking of, let’s talk money…Both fighters will make over 100 million before taxes with Mayweather most certainly making over 100 million after taxes.
Despite a lot of fan hate Mayweather is one of the greatest fighters of our generation if not the best and he will face a very game Conor McGregor who is very skilled in his own sport. He also carries quite the left hand which if landed can be night night time for Mayweather. McGregor won the UFC’s featherweight title in a 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo on Dec. 12, 2015. He then split a pair of non-title welterweight fights with Nate Diaz before knocking out Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title on Nov. 12, 2016 at the famous Madison Square Garden which was New York’s first mma card. That win made Conor the first UFC fighter ever to hold 2 belts in 2 weight classes simultaneously.
Jeff Sherman, the oddsmaker at the Westgate sports book in Las Vegas, made Mayweather a minus 1000 favorite. McGregor is plus 650. Well like I said I didn’t think this would happen but it looks like it is. With that being said I might as well take a couple hundred from my “What The Fuck Just In Case” stash and put it on McGregor because you honestly never know!