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Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor

Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor

One of the main questions around Conor McGregor's mega boxing fight with Floyd Mayweather is whether, after collecting what will for sure be a hefty paycheck, the UFC champ will ever return to the octagon.

"It's official", Mayweather said on his Instagram account next to a video poster of both fighters.

He keeps himself well, don't get me wrong, but Floyd Mayweather won't hurt or won't damage Conor McGregor. He's younger than the 40-year-old boxing legend, has a two-inch reach advantage and will be the heavier fighter when they step into the ring in 73 days.The contracted weight for the fight is 154 pounds.

"We have actually tapped into the audience that doesn't really follow either sport", said Stephen Espinoza, vice president of the fight's broadcaster Showtime Sports. We're going to do UFC Embedded like we do for our fights, and a couple of other things.

Mayweather is the strong favourite but Holm, who will face Brazil's Bethe Correia in Singapore, said fights can be unpredictable.

Mayweather's chin has been one of his greatest assets during a pro career that began in October 1996.

Incredibly, the Daily Star recently claimed that McGregor wanted a $100 million purse to take on the undefeated Mayweather.

5,000,000 - Amount in dollars paid by Mayweather for a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita - one of the world's rarest cars - a year ago. I've seen it happen. The exact amount of money that Mayweather and McGregor will make won't be disclosed because of a confidentiality agreement. "He will go after Mayweather and try to knock him out".

This could be the biggest spectacle in combat sports history, and McGregor's fellow MMA fighters shared their excitement on social media.

Mayweather opened as a minus-1000 favorite, with McGregor at plus-650, at the Westgate sports book in Las Vegas.

Mayweather's pay-per-view record eclipsed the previous best for his title fight against Oscar de la Hoya in 2007, which pulled in 2.48m.

McGregor is making his boxing debut in this fight, but has a 21-3 record in MMA with 18 knockouts.


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