The McGregor-Mayweather 'mega-fight' won't be a fight at all

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It's a date that even Buffalo Bills' head coach Sean McDermott has circled on his calendar. To add insult to injury, van Heerden says that he was out of shape at the time because he had just returned from vacation, and was still able to land blows at will on Conor.

"If I got an undercard slot, I'd be 100 per cent made". "I will be watching".

After being confirmed by both parties involved in the match on Wednesday, the announcement flooded social media with buzz about the long-anticipated bout that has stemmed from trash-talking over the past several years. Though the feud between the two fighters was intense, many analysts doubted it would ever result in an actual fight between Mayweather and McGregor taking place.

Promoter Kathy Duva says the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is "bad for boxing" and the backlash from the exhibition spectacle will likely dog the sport for years to come.

The two will touch gloves on August 26th. The UFC's McGregor comes in as a huge +400 underdog, which means an upset could net big gains.




However, the two sports are grossly different. Additionally, there will be some "guest commentators" who will provide mixed martial arts analysis. Connor will have a hard time beating Mayweather because he's too far ahead experience-wise.

The 29-year-old van Heerden stepped in the ring with McGregor a little over a year ago, in May 2016, and told TMZ that he dominated the UFC star.

Unbeaten Chorley super-lightweight Jack Catterall got the unlikely call to spar with Mayweather at the American's gym in Las Vegas prior to his points win over Manny Pacquiao. Although unlikely, it'll remain a possibility until Buffalo loses.

Floyd Mayweather sent out a tweet to confirm the match was happening and soon followed it up with a short video asking people to take the "Mayweather Challenge" where you show off your lifestyle. Farhood, who was just inducted last week into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, also has a pro wrestling background as one of the so-called Apter mag writers early in his career. Personally, I'll be doing the same and for the same reasons as Sean McDermott. "I don't think people are really going to realize, you know, all this talk about, all the guys saying 'Floyd's going to destroy him, Floyd's going to destroy him.' Wait until they meet face to face for the first time and square off, and people see the difference in the size between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather". Leave your thoughts below!

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