SMACK CHECK: Tracking McGregor-Mayweather talk through fight

Ruben Hill
June 19, 2017

White explained McGregor's appeal when he said: "The reason Conor McGregor is as big as he is is he'll fight anybody, anywhere, any time".

The two fighters come from different disciplines, with Mayweather an accomplished boxer and McGregor a mixed martial arts expert fighting out of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Conor McGregor, as the premier UFC fighter, knows how to win fights with elbows, knees and kicks, but if he employs those tactics in his August 26 boxing match with Mayweather, the penalties would be severe. Chris put out his own footage showing the opposite and now he's re-sharing that to the world following the announcement of Mayweather vs. McGregor. "I don't think anyone is bummed about this deal".

When I first saw talk of the fight on the internet, I didn't believe it.

Conor McGregor holds up his title belts after he defeated Eddie Alvarez during a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 205, early Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at Madison Square Garden in NY.

McGregor, the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion, agreed to the fight last month, but negotiations over Mayweather's terms had been considered more hard. "I love what McGregor does, and did, to get this fight", she said. It will be aired via pay-per-view on Showtine. Whenever Conor hits people, they fall.

"He's going to make history and be the first man to knock Mayweather out cold". Mayweather Promotions has a hold on the MGM Grand for that date, and that's the venue where Floyd has fought his last 12 fights, dating back to 2007.

"McGregor has a lot of confidence because of what he's achieved in the UFC but he's not getting in there with a domestic-level fighter, he's getting in there with one of the greatest fighters of all time".

"I just feel that these are two separate sports and you have McGregor who is the best at what he does, and you have Mayweather who is the best at what he does".

"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.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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