Actually, this is questions is on everyone’s lips, especially after many in the combat sports have dismissed the notion of the fight being a competitive one. Several pundits are claiming that will be a one-sided battle due to McGregor’s lack of professional boxing experience. Despite the fact, fans of both boxing and mixed martial arts are eager to see these two fighters in action, particularly because they are two of the greatest showmen we have ever seen in combat sports.
The UFC brass have been slammed for allowing McGregor to have a fight outside the Octagon, but the UFC President Dana White has admitted the fight will take place because of the immense fan interest.
“Is it a weird fight? Yeah” the UFC president told reporters before a New York Mets game.
“It’s the fight that people want to see. At the end of the day, as a fight promoter, even when it’s not in my best interest, you have to put on the fights that people want to see.”
Each of these two fighters have their reasons for taking the fight, but the massive amount of money both stand to make is definitely the main reason why this super-fight is happening. Both are well-known for their showmanship and for their ability to earn loads of money from their fights.
The undefeated Mayweather is arguably among the best pound-for-pound boxerx and the pay-per-view king of all time with wins over big names in the shape of Oscar De La Hoya, Canelo Alvarez and Manny Pacquiao.
Meanwhile, the UFC icon Conor McGregor has made loads of money to the UFC, as with every fight that he is on, it’s expected to generate millions of dollars.
There is no title at stake because there is no official belt on the line. Despite being a five-division World Champion, Floyd doesn’t actually hold any world title belts. Meanwhile, McGregor is the currently Lightweight champion of the World in UFC but I don’t think that he need to vacate his belt in order to fight Mayweather.