UFC Fighters, Media Sound Off On Conor McGregor

"It's official", Mayweather said on his Instagram account next to a video poster of both fighters.

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.

The world will be watching when these two step into the boxing ring in Las Vegas in a fight that could change combat sports forever, for better or worse.

The fight is expected to be a 12-round boxing match, with 10-ounce gloves.

"This is a fight where all the Hollywood and National Basketball Association stars will come out, you know..." A top UFC fighter has never had a big boxing match before, and certainly not against an opponent like Mayweather.

"It's two different sports trying to be one sport", said boxing great Leonard.

Nevertheless, Ellerbe is impressed with McGregor's stand-up skills in mixed martial arts and admits Mayweather must be extremely mindful of the southpaw's power.

Espinoza said that Showtime, who had a promotional deal with Mayweather, were keen to be involved in the business. The exact amount of money that Mayweather and McGregor will make won't be disclosed because of a confidentiality agreement. Not saying Mayweather is going to win.

McGregor has fought everyone White has put in front of him. "Really we haven't seen anything in modern history that resembles it, it's impossible to predict how many sales this will do".

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At the same time, it's tough to get a real gauge on McGregor's current abilities, giving that the sparring session came a full calendar year before the fight was even officially announced on Wednesday.

Known for his devastating striking and highlight-reel knockouts, McGregor is also quick and irrational on his feet, but few would back him to beat one of the most complete boxers of all time.

The fact that an MMA star is actually getting in the ring with the greatest boxer of the decade is mind-numbing to many.

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