With the cross super-fight of UFC meeting Boxing in the form of Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather on the cards for an eventual fight, which is most likely to take place this coming September in Las Vegas; Conor McGregor is reportedly already training for the occasion and he finally has the verbal backing of UFC president, Dana White.
Naturally, but you could say that one thing that’s a bit unfair, is that Conor McGregor is the one that will lay all his kicks and submissions to rest, within this being a match-up in the boxing ring and not in the octagon, but this hasn’t deterred McGregor in the least.
Conor McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion, has no professional experience in the boxing ring, but in order to subdue and make the fight happen, everyone knows that Floyd Mayweather can’t do UFC, so McGregor is currently training himself up even more in the Boxing skills department.
Conor McGregor’s fighting coach, John Kavanagh told Fox Sports in Australia, “In my mind, it’s on. That’s the mentality we’re in. Like you said, there’s a lot of fingers in the pie on this one. There’s different promotions, different organizations, different commissions that are involved but as far as I’m concerned, I really believe it’s going to happen this year. That’s the mindset I have”.
“Let the people in the suits do the paperwork. We’re training for it” said Kavanagh. Conor McGregor recently spoke about the proposed fight, saying, “Nobody in this boxing game knows what’s coming. Twenty-eight years of age, confident as a motherf*cker, long, rangy, dangerous with every hand. I’m going to stop Floyd and you’re all going to eat your words.”
No lapse of confidence from the Irishman there and that might set off some alarm bells in the Floyd Mayweather camp, as coach Kavanagh has already said that they have eliminated all training for Thai Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu and are solely focusing on Boxing training.
Conor McGregor who some would say has the heart of a lion, could well prove to be Floyd Mayweather’s most difficult opponent and it would definitely be the most unpredictable fight of his career, but it is sure to earn them a huge pay packet. Currently, the only remaining issue to resolve is the matter of money.
Meanwhile, UFC president Dana White, who was originally against the fight ever happening, released this statement via Fox Sports, “The kid steps up. He’ll fight anybody, anywhere, anytime. A lot of people say it, very few really mean it. I call him [McGregor] the unicorn. I’ve never dealt with a kid like this”.
White added, “For him to have this kind of opportunity, to make this kind of money, this is the type of fight that people are so interested in worldwide, I almost feel like I have to make it.”
Currently, the money is the biggest factor in ironing out a deal and a date for the fight, White said, “It’s a fight that people do want to see. It’s intriguing and obviously it’s a fight that Conor wants because financially it’s going to be massive for him”.
Conor McGregor had previously said that he wanted $100 million whilst Floyd “Money” Mayweather reportedly wants even more than that, for the fight to even go ahead.
Floyd Mayweather retired from boxing in September 2015, with a 49-0 win record, whilst McGregor held two belts in different weight classes in the UFC, after knocking out Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Let’s hope that we hear some official news about the business side of the fight being completed very soon, but with McGregor already in rigorous boxing training, it seems like this fight will definitely go ahead, of course, pending whatever is happening in the world of the “MoneyTeam” at the Mayweather camp and whatever they’re currently saying.
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