On Aug. 26, in Las Vegas, Nev., Floyd Mayweather Jr. will face Conor McGregor in a boxing match being billed as “The Money Fight.” And with the biggest fight of the year, and possibly of all time, less than two months away, the promotional push is starting to begin in earnest. Interest in the bout is enormous with fans not entirely sure what to expect.
But according to Mayweather’s team, fans shouldn’t be the only ones who don’t know what to expect. Speaking recently with Helen Yee, Mayweather’s father and trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr., said that he and his son have a few “presents” for McGregor come fight night.
“Floyd’s gonna definitely put something on Conor McGregor. I’ve got a few presents for Conor McGregor,” said Floyd Mayweather Sr. in an interview with NBC Sports Radio. “I’ve got a few things that I want to hand him. There are a few things that I want to do, and things that Floyd can do. We’re going to be able to touch him up real good.”
Mayweather is a legendary boxer who amassed a 49-0 record across five different weight classes. McGregor is a novice by comparison, having no professional boxing background and a short but meteoric rise to the top of MMA. But despite the seeming disparity, many fans believe McGregor can win on the back of his advantages in size and youth. Moreover, Mayweather is not known as much of a finisher which gives McGregor 12 rounds to land a big left hand knockout. But Mayweather Sr. brushes aside these concerns as ridiculous.
“Let me tell you something, even if it goes the distance, [Floyd] is going to whoop his ass. That’s what’s going to happen. Any way he wants to do it, [McGregor] is gonna get whooped. Ain’t nobody gonna say I’m wrong because they know he’s going to get whooped anyway.”
But it remains to be seen whether beating McGregor will be enough for Mayweather. Many pundits have suggested that McGregor lasting a prolonged period of time with an all-time boxing great despite almost no boxing pedigree would reflect poorly on the sport. But it doesn’t sound like Mayweather and his team intend for that to happen. For what figures to be his final bout, Mayweather Sr. says his son has something new in store that will be worth watching.
“You can believe one thing, y’all gonna see something new in this fight. You’re going to see something that he hasn’t showed you yet. When he shows it, then y’all will know it.”
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SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
This dude is a genetic miracle.
And of course Bisping goes after him despite Romero looking like this while spending most of his life in the Olympic testing pool and never failed once.
Cyborg going at Megan.
I think you'd better not go that way, Whoever ran the fight was you! If you can not legalize in the USA then I can come to you in Australia. pic.twitter.com/CV00Nri9zP— #UFC214 CyborgNation (@criscyborg) July 6, 2017
.@MeganA_mma Megan, I have a question when you travel by plane, what document do you show? I was curious! Only travel by car !— #UFC214 CyborgNation (@criscyborg) July 6, 2017
Seems like she likes Tonya better.
All too common place in this sport.
An interesting question. Thoughts?
haha deal with it brother :)))— michael (@bisping) July 6, 2017
Sign that man.
The bellator champ @phenomlima walk into the UFC Performance Institute and decimate the power punch machine. *Record high before douglas got there was 52k lbs per square inch set by some heavyweight boys... as a Forest Griffin said now he is top 5 in that machine. #powerpunch #douglaslima #coicedemula @suckerpunchent @phenomlima @bellatormma O campeão do bellator @phenomlima entra no Instituto de Desempenho do UFC e dizimiza a máquina de soco. * O recorde antes do douglas já havia 52k por polegada quadrada definido por alguns meninos peso pesados... como o Forest Griffin disse que agora ele é o top 5 dessa máquina.
A MayGregor promo for you.
TODAY IN MMA HISTORY
2013: Chris Weidman knocked out Anderson Silva to claim the UFC middleweight championship at UFC 162.
Earlier that day, Forrest Griffin was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame Modern Era wing and his fight with Stephan Bonnar, widely credited as the most important fight in UFC history, was the inaugural induction into the Fights wing of the Hall of Fame.
I’ve adamantly maintained this stance and I stand by it: I’m more interested in a 4 rounder between McGregor and Mayweather Sr. than the actual boxing match we’re getting in August. I think Conor wins but I’m much less certain about that than I am about the money fight.
Oh, and Jon Jones is officially off suspension as of today. All hail the return of the king.
Take it easy y’all and Conor bless.
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