Well folks, the most highly anticipated, and potentially highest grossing event in combat sports history is finally official.
On August 26th, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, Floyd Mayweather will put his 49-0 professional boxing record on the line against the UFC's Lightweight Champion, Conor McGregor.
This fight has been a far-fetched thought for over a year now, and yet now, it is finally real. The fight will take place at the junior middleweight weight limit of 154 pounds, using 10 ounce gloves.
This fight has the potential to make upwards of $500 million, with each fighter standing to make over $100 million each.
Many fight fans are going to bitch and moan about this fight, for reasons like it's a waste of time, or Conor McGregor needs to be fighting in the UFC, but to that, I say get off your high horse and take a seat. Conor McGregor stands to make more money in one night than he could potentially make in his entire UFC career, and he has earned more money than anyone in the UFC ever has and probably ever will.
Will this fight be a disappointment? Most likely. Will we all watch? Absolutely.
My thought process is this - I would do anything to see that domestic abuser Floyd Mayweather be knocked unconscious by Conor McGregor, and I think that there is a 25% chance that happens. I give McGregor the first 3-4 rounds to finish Mayweather, based off of his sheer power and speed, and that incredible left-hand. However, if it gets past those first 4 rounds and McGregor is unable to feel out Mayweather's incredible defense, then we will see a patented Floyd Mayweather unanimous decision victory.
Personally, as long as McGregor doesn't get KO'ed, it's a win for him, and for you UFC fans, he will be back this year, hopefully twice, so take a deep breath a chill out.