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UFC stars excited about McGregor vs Mayweather fight

UFC stars excited about McGregor vs Mayweather fight

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts icon Conor McGregor confirmed plans for a long-awaited showdown on Wednesday, triggering both criticism and anticipation for what is set to be one of the richest fights in history.

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

After just under two years of smack talk between the two, Mayweather and McGregor coming to an agreement to finalize this fight is a massive development.

Mayweather and McGregor - kingpins of their sports - will face each other over 12 rounds at Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena on August 26.

The fight - under boxing rules - is bound to draw huge interest from fans and massive pay days for the two fighters.

The Notorious One now holds the UFC Lightweight championship having spectacularly KO'd Eddie Alvarez last November.

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The Irishman is arguably the biggest selling pay per view star in combat sports now, but will be fighting in his first boxing bout against one of the greatest boxer's of all time. McGregor has proven the power of his infamous left hand with 18 of his 21 career wins resulting from a knock-out.

We see McGregor aiming for the knockout early, before Mayweather gets in his bag and figures out the UFC superstar, picking him apart and cruising to his 50th victory.

Mayweather, who has won multiple belts as a boxer and is 49-0, has not fought since September 2015.

When Mayweather steps into the ring against the UFC fighter in Las Vegas on August 26, he looks certain to shatter his previous best of 4.6million pay-per-view purchases. You've got a guy that they're gonna say he's got a puncher's chance, but he's in there with a defensive genius. "I stopped doubting Conor McGregor a long time ago". Conor McGregor has been active, you know what I'm saying? Muscle memory, and natural instincts, could easily take over when McGregor fights, but his contract now forbids him from doing so.

Sly, who is often ring side at the biggest fights, is a minority owner of the UFC, and he's rooting for the Irishman.


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