Dana White: I Expect Conor McGregor To Knock Floyd Mayweather Out

It was recently announced that the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) had agreed to make an exception regarding the size of the gloves that will be used in the highly anticipated Aug. 26 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. The two stars will fight at a weight of 154 pounds, which typically means […]

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It was recently announced that the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) had agreed to make an exception regarding the size of the gloves that will be used in the highly anticipated Aug. 26 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

The two stars will fight at a weight of 154 pounds, which typically means that 10 oz. gloves are used, but the commission agreed to allow 8 oz. gloves to be used after a request for change was made by “Money”.

Upon the announcement of the change, McGregor voiced his pleasure, even going as far to say that he will finish Mayweather in the first round.

UFC President Dana White is also confident that the Irishman will score a finish over the unbeaten Mayweather:

“Conor worked like a dog last night, he’s in great shape,” he said during a recent media conference call. “He’s hitting really hard right now and he’s in a very good place. I loved watching it last night and I feel good about this.”

“I’m on his side on this thing, I want him to win, I expect him to win, I expect him to knock Floyd Mayweather out.”

In regards to those who feel as if McGregor doesn’t have a chance against Mayweather, White simply doesn’t agree:

“Listen, people think that Conor is going to be completely outclassed,” he said. “Some people are saying that he’ll never hit Floyd once. I’ll tell you this, I just watched him work out last night, he looks phenomenal, he’s in great shape. He hits hard and now we’re fighting in 8oz. gloves and this is going to be a fight. And anything can happen in a fight.”

No matter the outcome, McGregor will certainly earn the biggest payday of his career, which is why many are skeptical as to whether or not he’ll return to the UFC after the bout. White admits that he’s unsure, but he did say that the Irishman has said that he’ll be fighting in the UFC again:

“Conor has told me he’s going to fight again this year, but I don’t know what’s going to happen,” he said. “You can’t put these guys on the shelves all this time. We’ll see what happens with this fight, and that fight [Ferguson vs. Lee] is gonna move forward and we’ll see what’s next for Conor.”

How do you expect the fight between Mayweather and McGregor to play out?

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Dana White: I Expect Conor McGregor to Knock Floyd Mayweather Out

Dana White has made his pick for Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather. It should come as little surprise that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President is picking McGregor to defeat Mayweather on Aug. 26. “Notorious” and “Money” will clash inside the T-Moblie Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. During a conference call, White said he believes […]

Dana White has made his pick for Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather. It should come as little surprise that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President is picking McGregor to defeat Mayweather on Aug. 26. “Notorious” and “Money” will clash inside the T-Moblie Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. During a conference call, White said he believes […]

Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor Box Office Projections on Record-Breaking Pace

The Aug. 26 showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor is on track to do record-breaking business.
UFC president Dana White addressed the expected financial implications of the Mayweather-McGregor spectacle during a Wednesday conference c…

The Aug. 26 showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor is on track to do record-breaking business.

UFC president Dana White addressed the expected financial implications of the Mayweather-McGregor spectacle during a Wednesday conference call.

“This is the biggest event that has ever happened in combat sports,” White said. “This fight will reach over a billion homes worldwide.”

Rovell noted White said the fight currently has an over/under of 4.9 million total buys on pay-per-view.

“Everything is tracking right now like we’re going to kill this thing,” said White.

There has been some hand-wringing about the number of tickets sold for the fight. Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reported Aug. 7 there were still 3,000 seats available at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe told reporters Aug. 10 that Mayweather vs. McGregor has already generated “over $60 million in the box office.”

Mark Shapiro, co-president of the WME/IMG agency that owns UFC, said Wednesday it would be “impossible for us to not break the record” of a $72.2 million gate set by the 2015 match between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, per Darren Rovell of ESPN.com.

McGregor is the biggest box-office draw in the UFC. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao sold 4.4 million buys on pay-per-view in addition to its record-setting gate.

The combination of McGregor and Mayweather looks to be big enough that the fight will establish all sorts of new box-office records.

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Conor McGregor Reacts To New Glove Size For Mayweather Bout

Earlier today (Wed., August 16, 2017) the awaited Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing bout on August 26 from Las Vegas received an impactful new stipulation when the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) unanimously voted to reduce the glove size from 10 ounces to eight ounces for the mega-fight. Not surprisingly, McGregor was more than […]

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Earlier today (Wed., August 16, 2017) the awaited Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing bout on August 26 from Las Vegas received an impactful new stipulation when the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) unanimously voted to reduce the glove size from 10 ounces to eight ounces for the mega-fight.

Not surprisingly, McGregor was more than happy to accept the offer, as he’s accustomed to fighting with only four-ounce gloves in the UFC Octagon. He released a statement praising the commission’s handling of the situation on Instagram shortly after the ruling was announced:

“I am very pleased with the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s handling of my next bout today. Fair play was kept all the way through. This was handled very well and very fairly by the NSAC. I am very pleased and respect the Commission’s ruling on this. 10 days until fight time.”

It’s been speculated that Mayweather’s speed will be increased with the now-eight-ounce gloves; but then again, so would McGregor’s ‘Notorious’ knockout power, as well. We’ll just have to wait and see just how impactful the glove change is come fight time. For now, you can check out McGregor’s full response post here:

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Glove Size Officially Set For Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

After weeks of back-and-forth debate, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has officially set the glove size and officials for August 26’s long-awaited boxing super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The bout, which will be contested at 154 pounds over the course of 12 rounds, was […]

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After weeks of back-and-forth debate, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has officially set the glove size and officials for August 26’s long-awaited boxing super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The bout, which will be contested at 154 pounds over the course of 12 rounds, was originally set to go down with the fighters wearing 12-ounce gloves. But the NSAC recently revealed they were going to vote to reduce the glove size to eight ounces, something they officially confirmed today in addition to the judges and referee according to UFC.com:

“The final details of the Aug. 26 bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor were ironed out at the Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

As expected, both fighters were licensed for the matchup at T-Mobile Arena, and following a request from each camp, the bout will now be contested using eight-ounce gloves, not the 10-ounce gloves usually used in 154-pound boxing matches.

The referee will be Robert Byrd and the three judges chosen for the match are Guido Cavalleri, Burt Clements and Dave Moretti.”

The reduced glove size would expectedly favor McGregor, a fighter who is well known for his massive knockout power while wearing four-ounce gloves during his electric run to two UFC titles since his debut in 2013. Most who have given the Irishman merely a puncher’s chance – if they’ve given him a chance at all – to stop undefeated all-time great Mayweather in the early rounds, so a switch to smaller gloves would certainly seem to favor “The Notorious” by making his punches hit harder and also tougher to block.

However, it would also seem to boost Mayweather’s speed, an area where most experts and fans are justifiably giving “Money” a decided advantage. What do you think – who will the switch to a smaller glove size benefit the most?

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Glove Size Officially Set For Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

After weeks of back-and-forth debate, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has officially set the glove size and officials for August 26’s long-awaited boxing super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The bout, which will be contested at 154 pounds over the course of 12 rounds, was […]

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After weeks of back-and-forth debate, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has officially set the glove size and officials for August 26’s long-awaited boxing super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The bout, which will be contested at 154 pounds over the course of 12 rounds, was originally set to go down with the fighters wearing 12-ounce gloves. But the NSAC recently revealed they were going to vote to reduce the glove size to eight ounces, something they officially confirmed today in addition to the judges and referee according to UFC.com:

“The final details of the Aug. 26 bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor were ironed out at the Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

As expected, both fighters were licensed for the matchup at T-Mobile Arena, and following a request from each camp, the bout will now be contested using eight-ounce gloves, not the 10-ounce gloves usually used in 154-pound boxing matches.

The referee will be Robert Byrd and the three judges chosen for the match are Guido Cavalleri, Burt Clements and Dave Moretti.”

The reduced glove size would expectedly favor McGregor, a fighter who is well known for his massive knockout power while wearing four-ounce gloves during his electric run to two UFC titles since his debut in 2013. Most who have given the Irishman merely a puncher’s chance – if they’ve given him a chance at all – to stop undefeated all-time great Mayweather in the early rounds, so a switch to smaller gloves would certainly seem to favor “The Notorious” by making his punches hit harder and also tougher to block.

However, it would also seem to boost Mayweather’s speed, an area where most experts and fans are justifiably giving “Money” a decided advantage. What do you think – who will the switch to a smaller glove size benefit the most?

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