Conor McGregor Gives Dana White Bold Prediction For Floyd Mayweather Fight

Doug Mendoza
June 26, 2017

UFC star Conor McGregor will fight former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.in a boxing match on August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The much-hyped Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight has been scheduled for August 26 in Las Vegas, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.

The 40-year-old Mayweather, who retired with an undefeated 49-0 record in 2015, made the announcement on Instagram Wednesday.

An MMA fighter entering a boxing ring with the man who has been called one of the greatest of all time in the sport could be a recipe for disaster.

Weight limit: McGregor and Mayweather will fight at 154 pounds.

White expects McGregor to make around $100m for the fight. We got the thing done. "The impossible deal is now done".

At this moment in time, there are no confirmed details regarding how much the pay-per-view will cost or who will fight on the undercard. That means the UFC, a large MMA promotional company that puts on pay-per-view events independently, will not be taking on its usual role of putting on the fight. McGregor is UFC's only simultaneous two-division champion. News of the fight on Wednesday also triggered waves of scorn across social media, with many branding the bout a "freak show".

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He'll leave that for the rest of the boxing world to decide.

Mayweather is widely regarded as one of the best defensive fighters ever, and prides himself on his ability to evade punishment with his skillful movement about the ring while making adjustments against opponents on the fly.

UFC president Dana White. Conor McGregor is 27 and he is a southpaw. It seems weird saying that after the months of "ifs buts and maybes" but it's going ahead and we can't wait.

"I talked to Conor McGregor this morning", White said. Whenever Conor hits people, they fall.

Mayweather went with the more conservative route, releasing a promotional video.

This fight has received almost mythical levels of hype, and you better believe a hefty proportion of the planet is keen to see Mayweather's imperious record turn from 49-0 to 49-1, so that $100M figure might not be so ridiculous.

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