UFC Fighters, Media Sound Off On Conor McGregor

Paola Ditto
Giugno 19, 2017

The announcement of the much-touted fight between boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC's most recognisable face Conor McGregor was the trending topic here ahead of Saturday's UFC Fight Night 111.

"There is a different feel from the Pacquiao fight, Ellerbe said".

It's taken a lot to get two of combat sports finest together in the same ring - and the moneymen are sure as hell not going to let Conor McGregor cut loose with his entire toolkit of fighting skills.

Months of negotiating and trolling finally came to an end on Wednesday as a blockbuster bout for August 26 in Las Vegas was confirmed.

It won't be cheap for viewers however: when Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao in the "Fight of the Century" UK viewers had to pay £19.95 (€24.95 in Ireland) to watch. "Clearly Floyd is the better boxer, but what no one is taking into account is just how good Conor is at the mental game". Ellerbe has made a point to let the world know that Mayweather is in no way taking this fight lightly because of how risky McGregor's striking is.

McGregor is the most accomplished and charismatic star on UFC's roster, holding a career record of 21-3.

Will McGregor give Mayweather his first defeat? The fight will be at 154 pounds, for 12 rounds, with the fighters wearing 10-ounce gloves.

UFC boss Dana White said Conor McGregor is "absolutely 100 per cent positive" that he will beat Floyd Mayweather Jr in their hotly-anticipated showdown. "I have no documents from the promoters requesting this fight and/or for this fight to be approved". When you go out and you put everything on line - I've said this about Floyd Mayweather for years. It wasn't until McGregor won the UFC lightweight belt last November, however, that the fantasy started to become a reality. 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.

"This is the unknown factor", Ellerbe said, adding that he was "impressed" with McGregor's stand-up game.

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