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17 June 2017, 11:21 | Simon Arnold
Mayweather, McGregor agree to August super-fight
Regardless of the victor, the fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is set to be one of the biggest bouts in history. "The reason he has so much success, other than when he goes in he wins fights, and wins fight impressively; he really is the guy who is willing to fight anybody, anywhere, anytime." said UFC president Dana White while appearing on UFC Tonight.
White said plans are in the works to have the fighters go on a promotional tour of major USA cities.
Those at Bovada believe the superfight could surpass the amount annually bet on the Super Bowl due to McGregor's worldwide acclaim - the Irishman was the first UFC fighter to simultaneously hold belts in two weight classes - and Mayweather's standing as one of the best fighters of all time.
White on if this will break the PPV record: "I think this breaks the record in USA, the UK, Australia and Canada, too". No one is making predictions, but it's likely the hybrid fight will at least end up in second place in pay-per-view sales behind the $400 million or so brought in by the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. As the former is about to enter the world of the latter, a stipulation has been agreed upon by the two warriors where McGregor will be slapped financially once he goes MMA style.
Fans have been clamoring for the battle, but are bettors and sportsbooks truly excited about this fight? For years people have talked about a possible match between these two fighters, and now the dream match is finally about to become a reality. GSP is coming back, Jon Jones is going to fight, and boxing has great fights coming, too.
Even if the actual bout may not shape up as a great matchup, the run-up to the fight will. It comes less than a month before Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez meet in a highly anticipated fight September 16 that could rival it for pay-per-view buys. Oscar is out of his mind telling people to not buy this. "He is 100% positive that he wins this fight, and I stopped doubting him a long time ago".
"It's insane, I read all these posts where people say Mayweather's gonna have his hands full landing on Conor because of Conor's skill and footwork and movement", he said. Indeed, he would likely be heavily favored over Mayweather had the two made a decision to do the fight under UFC rules.
Marshall signed a four-year deal with Mayweather Promotions last month and will be based in Nevada.
The real fun will come before the fight, and what a spectacle it should be.
"How in the world is (McGregor) going to get enough knowledge and instinct - because you can't be thinking in the ring - to match wits with one of the smartest fighters who ever lived?"
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