McGregor contractually barred from using MMA moves on Mayweather

McGregor contractually barred from using MMA moves on Mayweather

McGregor contractually barred from using MMA moves on Mayweather

Me, alongside the many people who are not comfortable putting our cash directly in the pocket of a convicted domestic abuser.

The news that shook the world yesterday was the official announcement of the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight.

So, for 26th of August, remove everything from your schedule, and enjoy the fight.

Floyd "Money" Mayweather is undoubtedly one of the greatest boxers of all time. Such a statement would have sounded truly ridiculous a year ago. "Obviously Conor and I have been talking a lot throughout this negotiation, and he wants to turn around and fight again this year". It's an incredible opportunity for fans of combat sports for the end of the year. McGregor's side has supposedly been done for weeks with UFC president Dana White saying as much in the press.

For Irishman McGregor, who has won titles in various UFC weight divisions, professional boxing is an unknown territory.

Perhaps it is still ridiculous.

19,500,000 - Total number of pay-per-view buys for Mayweather bouts in his career to date.

But does the public really care about that?

Last month McGregor had agreed terms to a fight Mayweather. Mayweather was recently in the United Kingdom for Gervonta Davis' impressive knockout of Liam Walsh, but refused to speak about his potential fight against the Irishman.

Despite the mismatch, one of the biggest reasons this fight has felt inevitable is because of the money. It's a risk, it's risky and I want to see it. Many believe that the Irishman and Mayweather can set the record for the most successful pay-per-view event in combat sports history, which is now held by Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. They couldn't hit him. Pulling off a knockout win, he said, would make McGregor "the biggest athlete on earth".

The contest, nearly certain to be the biggest grossing event in boxing history, was confirmed on Wednesday and is set to take place at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on August 26.

Vegas is the only place for it, a city that produces shows that defy belief, and where - every now and then - the impossible comes to fruition.

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