McGregor was reportedly knocked out by Bradly Wheelan during a sparring session..

Conor McGregor wasn't knocked out in sparring ahead of Floyd Mayweather fight

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As the world edges closer to possibly the most anticipated fight of all time between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, news that Notorious had been knocked out by a sparring partner would have come as sweet music to the Mayweather camp.

Rumours of the knock out began circulating furiously this week following on from the bitter press tour last week that drew in an outrageous amount of attention.

Reports had suggested that McGregor had been knocked out by British MMA fighter Bradley Wheeler, but it seems that the fake news brigade has been at it again, according to the Mirror.

Wheeler has not fought since getting injured in his last matchup against Matt Inman, which left him in a cast for two months.

Wheeler then had an additional three weeks on crutches as he recovered from the leg fractures, meaning that any reported sparring match with the Notorious simply could not have been possible.

Jessi Vargas, a former WBO title holder, claims that McGregor has been knocked in training before, however.

"He got knocked out in sparring already, man!" said Vargas.

“The boxing world is small; it's a small circle.”

If such a statement did ring true, it could be very damaging to the McGregor camp and would only bolster Mayweather's confidence just weeks away from the titanic bout.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour - Los Angeles

There is no doubting the fact that McGregor is the underdog ahead of the Las Vegas super fight.

The Irishman has never boxed professionally before and will step into the ring for the first time against one of the greatest and canniest boxers the world has ever seen. 

McGregor is, however, an exorbitantly stubborn fellow and the thought of potentially proving the entire planet wrong will only to serve to egg him on further.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour - New York

You could say it's a win-win situation for McGregor and a lose-lose situation for Mayweather.

Should 'Money' win, all fans will say it was expected, however, should he lose, it will be one of the biggest shocks in sporting history.

Only time will tell if McGregor can stun the world inside the boxing ring.

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