It’s fight week, ladies and gentlemen.
On Saturday night, or Sunday morning for UK viewers, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will go head-to-head in the biggest fight in boxing history.
After weeks of trash talking and social media insults, the American boxer and the UFC star will finally put it all behind them in order to slog it out for 12 rounds.
McGregor sent the latest shot at his opponent on Monday morning, posting a picture of himself, arms aloft, with the caption: “Wake up Floyd. It’s all over.”
Very few are giving the Irishman much chance of upsetting the 49-0 star but McGregor isn’t listening to the doubters. He fully believes he can win.
The 29-year-old Dubliner picked up a welfare check of $235 four years ago; he’s set to make nearly $100,000,000 for fighting Mayweather.
So even if he loses, McGregor will still win.
McGregor's ring walk could be epic
Everything about fight night promises to be dramatic, including the ring walks.
And some are wondering if McGregor will walk out with all of his MMA belts after his father Tony’s recent Instagram post.
Tony McGregor posted an image of his son’s MMA belts, including his Cage Warriors and UFC lightweight belts, and revealed that they will be sent to Conor in the USA.
Tony wrote: “Received an official communique from the McGregor camp,deep in the Nevada desert,the Champ champ has requested his belts be flown to him in USA........Roger that affirmative.
Check out the Instagram post below.
Watching McGregor walk out for a boxing fight with all of his MMA belts would be a pretty awesome sight.
McGregor: 'I am representing the UFC'
The Notorious said in an interview with TheMacLife.com that he feels that he’s representing the entire UFC industry when he crosses over into boxing.
“The UFC have been very accommodating to me,” McGregor said.
“Originally I got my own gym, I had my own gym built not too far from here. We done the first couple of sessions, first spars there, and then came to this facility one night just to check it out, loved it, realised why be away when this is here.
“Essentially I am representing the UFC in here.”
In the unlikely event that McGregor does prevail on Saturday night, he could become the pioneer for future cross-sport bouts.
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