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Dana White Sends Message To Fighters Complaining About Conor McGregor

Dana White Sends Message To Fighters Complaining About Conor McGregor

McGregor is 12 years younger than Mayweather with a height and reach advantage and has knockout power. Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said on the Mayweather vs. McGregor media conference call on Wednesday. Many believe that the Irishman and Mayweather can set the record for the most successful pay-per-view event in combat sports history, which is now held by Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather was immediately placed 11-1 favourite in a fight that will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules.

Leonard Ellerbe, chief executive of Mayweather Promotions, said the boxer's team made a decision to end his 23-month retirement because the clamor for the 154-pound showdown had been impossible to ignore.

Stephen Espinoza, Head of Showtime Sports, who are handling the pay-per-view for the upcoming event, explained the justification of the high prices.

The fight has already been tipped as potentially the most lucrative match-up in the history of sport.




The fight has stirred a mixed response amongst both casual and hardcore boxing fans and will continue to do so right up until fight night.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Mayweather is the clear favorite in this bout, as he is listed with odds of -900 to win. "So, I [applaud] Conor for getting this fight", she said. "This is the best MMA fighter going against the best boxer in a boxing match, so people are looking at that issue as something that was heightened".

"If McGregor were to go out and get some boxing matches, I don't see ..."

McGregor, the two-weight MMA star, is making the move into boxing to face Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 with a record of 49 wins no losses. When asked about the purse on the red carpet of the All Eyez on Me movie premiere, "Money" laughed it off and said, "I can't talk about that", before adding, "both parties are very happy". McGregor is 27 years old and a southpaw.

It is the unique nature of Mayweather - McGregor that make it an even better sell than any other boxing fight in history.


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