Conor McGregor claimed Floyd Mayweather Jr. may not even get past Round 1 now that the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has allowed them to use 8 ounce gloves instead of 10 in their junior middleweight boxing showdown.
McGregor's contract with the UFC was seen as one of the stumbling blocks that could prevent the historic cross-over fight from being made. "There is no way in hell I am not prepared to fight in the deepest of trenches".
"I said four, but that's me being humble", he told Conan.
The NSAC voted unanimously in favour of Byrd's appointment, for a fight that is tipped to become one of the most lucrative in the history of combat sports.
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The announcement came following months of speculation and threats between the two fighters. But we also have to receive the gloves at the end of the fight - that being the gloves they wore and the alternate gloves and we will cut them open to make sure there's no horse hair in there and that the gloves are the way we inspected them beforehand.
"It's certainly motivating. The disrespect of my skill-set", he said. McGregor, meanwhile, will throw hands with Mayweather on August 26th. "We are excited to cater to this demand all over the world and be a meaningful part of the next-generation fitness experience, all under the banner and guidance of the most dominant boxer of all time". Compare that with a mixed martial artist, they can bounce in and out at a fast tempo.
"He is a master of the sport of boxing".
Dana White is not a man who is known for sharing his opinions on the fights he so often promotes but with his own man Conor McGregor set to face off in the boxing ring against the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather, we were treated to a very rare concrete prediction from the head honcho himself. During an amateur career in which he is believed to have amassed 84 victories inside the square circle before turning professional later that year, Money also earnt a bronze medal for the U.S. at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
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He said: "It's a fight - anything can happen".
McGregor's future beyond his boxing debut has been queried by MMA fans who fear he may not be motivated to return to UFC after earning a reported $100m in facing Mayweather. Once was against Canelo (Alvarez), once was against (Miguel) Cotto and a long time ago was (Oscar) De La Hoya.
In my eyes, the Irishman relies exclusively on the awkwardness of his own unpredictable style along with the hope that at 40 years of age his rival's skills have diminished considerably. The reason for this is because both fighters are far superior when it comes to self-promoting, whereas Mexican Alvarez doesn't speak English and Kazakhstan native Golovkin prefers to let his actions in the ring do the talking.
"As Simba in The Lion King says: 'I laugh in the face of danger.' Throughout my career, the more risky opponent, I step up".
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