McGregor will fight Mayweather this August

  • McGregor will fight Mayweather this August

McGregor will fight Mayweather this August

Speculations were rife about the possible crossover fight ever since McGregor hinted about his willingness to make the fight happen during his talk show with Conan O'Brien in 2015.

Both men have also repeatedly insisted that they are the main draw and thus should earn more money from the fight. After months of negotiations, the two prolific fighters have agreed to square off at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

Several times over the years, UFC president Dana White has been criticized for over-exaggerating his claims towards a planned fight or fighter.

The bout will take place under normal boxing rules, despite Conor McGregor never having boxed as an amateur or professional. De La Hoya said boxing will suffer the consequences if the fight ends up being a disaster.

Conor McGregor has fired early shots at Floyd Mayweather ahead of their super-fight by taking a cheeky swipe at him on Twitter. "He is absolutely, 100 percent positive that he wins this fight".

Yahoo's Kevin Iole first reported the story, which evolved fairly quickly - unlike the negotiations in boxing's last megafight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. McGregor is 27 years old and a southpaw. "But he's got an amateur style where he's only got good movement, good punches for six to eight minutes and I think that's too amateur for Mayweather".

"His stand-up game, I'm very damn impressed with it", said Ellerbe.

McGregor, a 28-year-old southpaw, is the first UFC fighter to simultaneously hold titles in two different divisions and one of the best MMA fighters in the world. That's one of the million reasons people love Conor McGregor. McGregor is the current UFC lightweight champion, which is at 155 lbs. "It went a lot easier than I thought it would go and everybody is walking away from this thing happy".

It's a follow up to a jibe he threw at Mayweather during the week, when he referred to him as 'Floyd senior, his father.