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In fact, when it comes to throwing hands, McGregor has been exposed before, once in his professional defeat with Nate Diaz-who's the closest thing to a boxer in MMA-and another time during a sparring session against South African welterweight Chris van Heerden. "I estimate that this fight might be the biggest single decision for us of any single event ever", said Kevin Bradley, who is the sportsbook manager at Bovada. "The recent news hasn't really caused much of an increase in action, but we've had a few McGregor bets today".

Tammy Ross, who worked for HBO a year ago as senior vice president of HBO PPV, told ESPN that she can see Mayweather-McGregor setting a new record because it will bring together both boxing and UFC fans.

The 28-year-old McGregor has been pushing for the fight for some time and it came together this week, with Nevada boxing officials approving the date on Wednesday. That's where I worry for Conor. "Maybe. But to do this all at once is very, very hard". The current odds mean that you would have to bet $800 on Mayweather just to get $100 in profit if you win.

McGregor is now ranked No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA lightweight rankings, and he sits at No. 4 in the MMA pound-for-pound rankings.

A 12-round decision could be hard.

Pretty Boy Floyd's style is a nightmare for McGregor, especially for his first professional fight. Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will meet in September for a fight that is almost guaranteed to be better than Mayweather vs. McGregor. "So, there might be more cross-over challenges, I think". "I don't know. Blah, blah, blah.' Now I suppose I'm just going to have to tell them (expletive) off". "Conor won't have to worry about all those".

Floyd Mayweather is a done deal. White said this week. "No". And I'll be like, 'Man, he better not graze Floyd with one of them shots.' Again, I've seen Floyd buzzed in a fight, from guys that swing wild punches. He's gotta get his ass up and be prepared for Conor McGregor. When you desperately want something, you have to go out of your way to get it.

One point that is getting little attention so far is that Mayweather is coming out of retirement at risk to his undefeated 49-0 record, an unblemished mark which now ties former heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano. None have managed to knock him down.

Mayweather last fought in September 2015, beating Andre Berto and then announcing his retirement. If McGregor is going to make around $100 million even after UFC takes their cut, that means Mayweather is due to make well over $200 million. He will have to show a level of conditioning and stamina that has never been required in an octagon, and he will have to strategize when to expend and when to conserve energy.

"Think about it this way: If Tiger Woods wanted to play Pete Sampras in tennis, Tiger would be saying their two sports are similar, we both hit a ball, etc". "Boxing is more aerobic".

Referring to the McGregor-Mayweather agreement as a "perfect storm", he added: "It's a massive fight for combat sports that we're excited about and it's what all the fans have been clamouring for".

There are some unknowns that could tip the scales a bit for McGregor. The fight will be contested at 154 pounds and will be held at T-Mobile Arena.

"That's Conor's wild card", Malignaggi said.

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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