Conor McGregor will enter the squared circle for the first time in his professional career on August 26 to face off against undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather!
The McGregor vs. Mayweather super-fight will take place at 154-pounds under the bright lights of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Floyd Mayweather is thought by many fans and analysts to be the greatest boxer in the history of the sport.
“Money” has gone a perfect 49-0 in his boxing career while taking very little damage during those contests. (Check out Mayweather’s few humbling moments here).
It is not like Floyd has been spoon-fed opponents either, as most of Mayweather’s fights have come against top tier fighters, as well as fellow and former champions.
With that said, one of Conor McGregor’s teammates is 100% sure that ‘Notorious’ will emerge victorious by way of knockout when he squares off with ‘Money’ on August 26.
Dillon Danis, Conor’s jiu-jitsu coach, gave the following bold prediction to TMZ Sports:
“I don’t think he’ll hang with him, I think he will knock him out 100-percent! It will be a bit more dragged out, Mayweather is a bit better at avoiding the shots (than Jose Aldo), so I think maybe under six (rounds).”
Floyd Mayweather was last seen in action in September of 2015, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Andre Berto thus retaining his WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring, and lineal welterweight titles.
Prior to his win over Berto, “Money” was coming off a unanimous decision victory over fellow boxing legend Manny Pacquiao in what was considered to be the biggest boxing fight of the modern era.
Following his victory over Berto in September of 2015, Floyd Mayweather Jr. retired for the second time in his professional career.
With that said, Mayweather will now return to the ring for arguably the most unique fight of his professional career against mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor.
The UFC’s current lightweight champion, McGregor, was last seen inside the octagon this past November at UFC 205 in New York, where he scored a second-round knockout victory over Eddie Alvarez.
Conor has gone 9-1 in his UFC career, with his lone loss coming to Nate Diaz via submission in March of 2016 at UFC 196.
McGregor has scored seven finishes in his nine victories while fighting under the UFC banner, with all seven stoppages coming by form of KO/TKO.
The brash Irish star is confident that he can become the first man to hand Mayweather a loss inside the ring.
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