Published: Tue, September 05, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor: A pay-per-view smash

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor: A pay-per-view smash

Hiis punches had much less sting behind them, his hands were down instead of in a defensive position, and the worst sign - McGregor was stumbling on his own feet, while Mayweather was more than ready for a 12-round war. McGregor put everything in his punches in the early rounds which many thought was his only window of winning the fight.

After banking close to £80million following his recent fight with Floyd Mayweather, McGregor's future options are limitless.

Even though McGregor lost, this clip and his post-fight press conference only brought him more popularity.

It was a rare fight, according to UFC President Dana White, who took on a managerial role for McGregor. And because of that McGregor is going to demand a ton of money and White is well aware of that....and that could be the start of another power struggle between them.

Mayweather vs. McGregor exceeded expectations in terms of entertainment.

"We knew we had a massive event with huge interest", he said. "I must come straight ahead and give the fans a show". Before his 2016 fight with Nate Diaz, Conor chose to sell himself as a major heel in the world of professional wrestling.

Mayweather's'Fight of the Century against Manny Pacquiao made $72.2m from ticket sales
Mayweather's'Fight of the Century against Manny Pacquiao made $72.2m from ticket sales

If the two do happen to fight one day, the boxer has no doubts that he will stop the Irish fighter.

My suspicion is McGregor's next fight might be in the ring while he can still capitalize on his name, but not against Malinaggi. I had an incredible team and It truly was an fantastic and enjoyable camp, and honestly I feel with just a little change in certain areas of the prep, we could have built the engine for 12 full rounds under stress, and got the better result on the night. Leading up to the August 26th bout, Malignaggi was in the MMA news nearly as much, if not more so, than Mayweather.

In the first two fights, Nate Diaz made a disclosed payout of $2.5 million, which doesn't include fight night bonuses and sponsors.

"I went one way and thinking maybe he didn't see me the first time I tried again to ask but he just turned his back on both occasions. I wish him well in retirement", he said. Horn is a rough guy and often manhandled Manny during their bout.

"He did what he wanted in the fight", said Canelo, who is originally from the Mexican city of Guadalajara. As a result of this feud, Malignaggi has been beefing with other MMA fighters and fans. However, great boxers such as Mike Tyson have given the fight a thumbs up, with Tyson having described McGregor's performance as A-grade and impressive. He won the first three rounds in my eyes and then Mayweather came on strong.

While Mayweather's boxing career may have ended, McGregor's is up in question. As for McGregor, he was looking for a monster payday that he couldn't get fighting in the octagon, so fighting a smaller boxer who hadn't fought in almost 800 days who was 40 fit the bill. Naturally, White should be anxious, as Conor McGregor is forging his own way forward as a fighter. When added all together the fight could generate some $600 million in total revenue, which would be along the lines of the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. I always told him he was not a fighter but a boxer.

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