Conor McGregor claims Floyd Mayweather 'won't make it to the second round'

Posted August 18, 2017

The bout and the undercard will be housed in the T-Mobile arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada.

"This is the biggest event ever in combat sports history". But the UFC chief admits he once thought it was only a fantasy in the mind of "The Notorious".

"I believe now that the gloves are eight ounces I don't believe he makes it out of the second round", McGregor said on a conference call on Wednesday.

It's gonna be an all night affair, with the fight scheduled to finish at 7.10am on Sunday morning so stock up on snacks and coffee and eh, maybe more snacks.

McGregor and Mayweather have traded insults in the lead-up to next week's fight and the 29-year-old said he felt disrespected by the boxing community, but vowed to use that as a motivation in 10-days time. People are writing it off as a joke of a fight, but I'm saying Conor can box, he has the ability to knock him out.

"That was a good thing for me". Forget about the whole "what would rules be?" I've never seen anybody who believes in himself more than this guy does. If those men were unable to hurt him, surely McGregor can not.

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"McGregor doesn't throw a lot, to break a record like that, so he's going to be in trouble with Mayweather if he can't catch Mayweather with that left hand".

But after White gave the bout his blessing and agreements were reached on the rule set and weight restrictions, it was officially confirmed on June 14. And the UFC chief has revealed that the seeds were sown for the fight back in January, when he made Mayweather an initial offer to fight the MMA star. You've got pros and cons on both sides and both athletes asking for it.

Mayweather has used eight-ounce gloves in all but three of his 49 career fights, but McGregor does not care.

For me the most disappointing aspect is the fact that what promises to be a landmark occasion for boxing on 16 September has been overshadowed and is in danger of sailing by unnoticed by casual and would-be fans due to the money train and media circus that is Mayweather versus McGregor.

"It's the right time to put my name and my business acumen to work on a venture that I'm truly passionate about, that's authentic to who I am and what I've achieved, and that I know has the potential to be a huge, global movement".