‘The Fight of the Century’ [TM] between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will most definitely not be under anything other than the purest of Boxing rulesets and, should Conor decide to divert from script and go ‘full MMA’ on Floyd, it will cost him heavily.
It’s taken a lot to get two of combat sports finest together in the same ring – and the moneymen are sure as hell not going to let Conor McGregor cut loose with his entire toolkit of fighting skills. To which end, it has been made crystal clear that kicks, elbows, grappling and wrestling will not be tolerated.
Dana White, while discussing the upcoming money-match said,
“There is no way that will happen. That is absolutely in the contract, number one.”
“Number two, this is a boxing match under the rules of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. When you talk about a guy like Floyd Mayweather, the lawsuit if that ever happened…”
“You all know how much Conor likes money. Conor would depart with a whole lot of money if that ever happened.”
It’s pretty much universally accepted that MMA is a superior form of physical combat to any other – that’s more-or-less a given [except by ‘street fighters’ and Krav Maga instructors] – and, in order to make this fight, it was obvious that it was going to be on Mayweather’s terms.
The fight will be a twelve round battle at 154lbs wearing 10oz gloves, as revealed by White when talking to TMZ.
- The fight will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
- The fight will be 12 rounds in 10 oz gloves
- There will be a boxing undercard and Mayweather Promotions will serve as the matchmakers for it
- Both Mayweather and McGregor will undergo USADA testing
- White expects Conor to make around $100 million, but wouldn’t break down financials
- White says he spoke to McGregor this morning who “believes with all his heart he will knock Mayweather out”