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

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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, 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.”


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