McGregor camp hypes up Mayweather fight

McGregor camp hypes up Mayweather fight

"Floyd Mayweather has been dominant for so long that people take him for granted", Espinoza said.

Following a brief video that hit the internet on Thursday (June 15), another longer clip is here, offering a full look at the UFC star's sparring session with the former IBO welterweight champion. just days after both McGregor and Floyd Mayweather announced their megafight, which takes place August 26th in Las Vegas.

"Floyd Mayweather's going to fight at 154 pounds against a monster", White said.

"People always think it's a game or it's an act", McGregor - a 6/1 underdog according to bookmakers' opening lines - said. It would be more palatable if it was closer to the $60 range of UFC events, but I don't see that happening.

Four million would put this fight in the ballpark of the 4.6 million record set by Mayweather and Pacquiao in May of 2015. Mayweather Sr. trained the likes of Oscar De La Hoya and Ricky Hatton instead. Conlan returns to the ring next month when he boxes on the undercard to Manny Pacquiao's WBO welterweight title defence with Jeff Horn in Brisbane, before an estimated crowd of 60,000. And the reasons for that are (or should be) obvious, as Mayweather hasn't lost a bout in his 20-year professional career, and McGregor is crossing over sports to make his boxing debut.

"Realistically if we were just putting up a number and didn't have to take bets on it, Floyd would be 100-1", said Nick Bogdanovich, oddsmaker for the William Hill chain. While Mayweather Promotions is officially presenting the card, the UFC is also going to make money on the event.

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"You know why Conor McGregor is a part of fights like this?" "He is absolutely, 100% positive that he wins this fight". Wondering if McGregor can restrain himself from throwing a spinning heel kick is worth a glance or two alone.

It's not quite Jessie Owens racing against horse - a contest which Owens won, incidentally - or Muhammed Ali farcically fighting Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki in a 1976 exhibition, but it's an odd pairing nonetheless.

"It's interesting. I'm not saying McGregor is going to win". While Mayweather was born into boxing - his father and uncle both fought professionally, and he never really considered any other path - McGregor began focusing on the sport when a potentially life-changing payday became a realistic possibility. "He will go after Mayweather and try to knock him out".

"All these UFC guys, they are very tough, tough guys". "But as far as strictly adhering to boxing rules?" "They asked for this fight".

One point that is getting little attention so far is that Mayweather is coming out of retirement at risk to his undefeated 49-0 record, an unblemished mark which now ties former heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano.

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