Conor McGregor's Amazing Rise In Combat Sports Summarized In One Tweet
- Author: Stacy Allen Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 4:35
Conor McGregor, pictured during UFC 205 weigh-ins at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2016 in New York City, will earn the biggest purse of his career against Floyd Mayweather. 40-year old Mayweather, who boasts a ideal 49-0 pro boxing record and is coming out of retirement (again), is still the favorite at -656.
Mayweather is the favorite with an undefeated (49-0) record, but he has been retired since September 2015. He is known as the greatest boxer of this generation and among the top boxers of all time. This means Mcgregor will earn more or less a 100 million dollars sum, a feat he would not achieve even if he fights MMA for the next 10 years. "I'm going to promote it through all of my inventory and everything that I'm doing but as far as producing TV shows and all that stuff, Showtime is exclusive but they've been kind and opened the window and let us do some things as well".
McGregor, the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion, agreed to the fight last month, but negotiations over Mayweather's terms had been considered more hard.
Corporate-speak aside, White said the value of Mayweather vs. McGregor is in the clash of stars and style.
Mayweather is widely regarded as one of the best defensive fighters ever, and prides himself on his ability to evade punishment with his movement and to make adjustments on the fly.
13 - Seconds it took McGregor to knock out Jose Aldo and win the UFC featherweight title in December 2015.
McGregor, with a record of 21 wins and three losses, tweeted: THE FIGHT IS ON. McGregor, the first fighter to hold two UFC championships simultaneously but who has never boxed professionally, is the +376 underdog.
Their pay-per-view fight is expected to generate huge amounts of money. "So I think that we gain from the mistakes that were made and the knowledge that they have now of what went wrong with that fight".
"All parties were motivated and reasonable and thrilled we could get everything done", he said.
Mayweather's plan of attack is the most fascinating aspect of the fight for me.