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McGregor prohibited from elbowing, kicking Mayweather during fight

McGregor prohibited from elbowing, kicking Mayweather during fight

"I think it's a bit unfair because boxing and MMA are two different sports and Conor McGregor, if I'm being blatantly honest, if he lands a glove on Mayweather he'll be doing very well", said the Northern Irishman.

The Straight Blast Gym head-coach tweeted "10 weeks #McGregorVsMayweather" alongside an image of himself and The Notorious One.

The spectacle that is Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will nearly surely live in sports lore for reasons other than what happens in the ring.

The fight will be held at 154 lbs., and it will take place in Las Vegas at the newer, larger T-Mobile Arena.

"According to him, he's going to fight", White said.

2 - Number of UFC titles now held by McGregor.




Many fighters and fans have heaped criticism on the event, which is seen as a huge mismatch despite the fact it is expected to generate around £75m for each fighter. If you bet $100 on McGregor and he wins, you would win $700. The fight has the potential to be the richest in history, with many claiming that Mayweather vs. McGregor has a net worth of over $1 billion. McGregor and Mayweather are by far the biggest names in their respective sports.

Mayweather has offered pounds before, when fighting Miguel Cotto in 2012 and Oscar De La Hoya in 2007, but at that time the "Money" man was active and had fights either side of those world title encounters.

You at least have to love the smack talk already being blasted from one corner of the ring. With McGregor signed to the UFC, the fight would not be possible without White's consent.

Despite the mismatch, one of the biggest reasons this fight has felt inevitable is because of the money.

In an interview with The Telegraph, Mr Espinoza said: "There was a significant impediment that was removed a couple of weeks ago and that was the UFC going on record saying they didn't want Conor to participate".

Rumors and reports of a fight have been floating for nearly a year, with both fighters openly acknowledging a potential bout.


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