clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Morning Report: Brendan Schaub makes odd bet that Conor McGregor lasts 12 rounds against Floyd Mayweather

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Spike TV's 10th Annual Guys Choice Awards - Arrivals Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

It’s August which means the month of the great money fight, Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, is finally upon us. In a little over three weeks, on Aug. 26th in Las Vegas, Nev., Mayweather and McGregor will box each other for up to 12 rounds in what is predicted to be the most lucrative prize fight in history. Mayweather is the prohibitive favorite heading into the bout but McGregor isn’t short of his own supporters, chief among them, former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub.

Schaub was part of the commentary team for parts of the MayMac World Tour of press conferences last month and is said to have a $100,000 bet with HBO boxing analyst Max Kellerman that McGregor will win at least one round against the all-time boxing great. Schaub hasn’t stopped there though. The former UFC fighter is so confident that McGregor is being underestimated that on a recent interview with The Kicker, Schaub doubled down, saying that not only would Conor win a round or two, but that he would bet a “d*ck pic” McGregor makes it the full 12 rounds.

“[McGregor]’s gonna land multiple punches. I guarantee it. So this isn’t like a Skip Bayless take, I’m just trying to honeyd*ck people - oh, give me views. I know what I’m talking about. I boxed for 15 years, fought professionally for 10 years in mixed martial arts. I know boxing, I know mixed martial arts, and I know when I got in there with professional boxers, it took them about a round to feel me out and the way I do stand up is traditional. It’s boxing. I don’t have this weird, awkward style. Conor does.

“With Conor, it’s a matter of time on how long does it take Floyd Mayweather to get used to this weird, awkward style. So Mayweather has to download McGregor’s movement, everything that he’s never seen before. He’s gonna do it, it’s just gonna be how long? These old boxing heads, they know boxing and they hope Floyd doesn’t lose so they trash mixed martial arts but they don’t actually know what they’re talking about.

“[McGregor will win] at least one [round]. I wouldn’t be surprised if he wins two to three [rounds] early on. . . I will send you guys a dick pic if it doesn’t go all 12 rounds. . . I immediately regret saying that [laughs]. It’s gonna be a good pic though. I’m gonna hire glamour shots.”

The odds that Mayweather-McGregor goes the distance currently sits at -230 against per Oddsshark.com, implying a 69% likelihood that the fight doesn’t reach the final bell. But Schaub remains confident, saying that if anyone is going to get knocked out on Aug. 26th, it won’t be McGregor.

“If anyone’s gonna get knocked out it’s Floyd. I promise you Conor will not get knocked out. If anyone gets finished that night, it’s Floyd.”


MUST-READ STORIES

Vow. Jon Jones vows to be “the champion that the fans deserve” in second title reign.

Rumble. Anthony Johnson would return to fight Jon Jones “if the money was right.”

Threats. Tyron Woodley demands public apology from Dana White or he says he will start “leaking some s**t.”

Salaries. Eleven fighters took home six-figure salaries at UFC 214 on Saturday.

-350. Vegas odds have Jon Jones a heavy favorite over Brock Lesnar in potential superfight.


VIDEO STEW

BJJ Scout on Woodley-Maia.

The Herd on the Rogan post-fight interview.

Floyd Sr. interview.

Maurice Spears with a new Yoel Romero remix and Luke Rockhold cameo.

Hendo on 214 and Jones-Lesnar.

Rockhold on TMZ.


LISTEN UP

The Co-Main Event. A deep dive into UFC 214 and its aftermath.

Anik and Flo. Dominick Cruz joins the show to talk about UFC 214.


SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE

Crazy.

#wouldwatch

Masvidal has the right idea here. Make your case, 170ers. Division is open.

Rufus planning on a fight for CM Punk this year.

The way fighters support each other instead of their boss is truly inspiring.

Shade.

Big John responds to DC’s apology.

Hero.

Conor getting real zen.

Extremely ‘Merica.


FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Talita Noguiera (6-0) vs. Amanda Bell (5-4); Bellator 182, Aug. 25.


TODAY IN MMA HISTORY

2010: Jon Jones stopped Vladimir Matyushenko with elbows in the first round of the main event at UFC on Versus 2.

2015: Ronda Rousey recorded her final win (to this point) in the UFC, knocking out Bethe Correia in the first round at UFC 190.


FINAL THOUGHTS

Take it easy and see y’all tomorrow.


If you find something you'd like to see in the Morning Report, just hit me up on Twitter @JedKMeshew and let me know about it. Also follow MMAFighting on Instagram, add us on Snapchat at MMA-Fighting, and like us on Facebook.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Fighting Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Fighting