The “one-time-only” boxing match between a 40-year-old who retired two years ago and an Irishman making his pro debut in the sport is positioned to become the greatest-selling pay-per-view fight of all time. The massive purse, said to be worth in excess of $700 million to be divided between the fighters, is astronomical, but there were a few other major winners thanks to this fight.
ESPN, who extensively covered the fight, have published an article that slates McGregor’s boxing technique and suggests Mayweather carried him to the 10th round to properly sell the “theatre”. “Conor McGregor, you’re a hell of a champion”. The three-part challenge consisted of jump rope, sit-ups and pushups for a chance to win BSN products for a year. But in the end McGregor’s arms exhausted, he could no longer hold them high enough to protect himself, and Mayweather Jr. scored a technical knockout in the 10th round. “Let the man put me down”. There is some crossover, not a ton, between UFC fans and boxing fans, but I think there was virtually zero crossover between Mayweather fans and McGregor fans.
“That’s why I thought the ref could have just let it keep going, let me go down”, said McGregor. Despite its lacklustre finish, resembling two high school kids hurling bad insults at each other, I woke up early and watched every press conference.
The Notorious produced a valiant performance against Money but was ultimately outclass by the boxing great, who, in his final fight, now moves to a record-breaking 50-0.
Schaub told the Joe Rogan podcast that he approached Diaz backstage to offer him advice in his quest for a third fight with McGregor, but it all went pear shaped. That bout brought in 4.6 million buys – a number initially believed to be unreachable until talks of Mayweather vs. McGregor first surfaced last spring. Proving that Floyd Mayweather in one of the best boxers ever. I get a little wobbly and floaty. The boxer came out of retirement to fight the in the latest bout.
As every boxing purist predicted, Floyd Mayweather Jr defeated Connor McGregor after a technical knockout in round 10 of their boxing match on August 26, 2017. I just said, ‘Don’t even worry about it.
Conor McGregor, left, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. during the first round of their fight at T-Mobile Arena, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas.
Rousey’s friend and former UFC fighter Shayna Baszler is now competing in the Mae Young Classic, which can be seen on the WWE Network. Stephen Espinoza, the executive vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports, told Yahoo Sports that while the count is ongoing, it appears that Mayweather-McGregor is tracking for between mid-4 million and high-4 million. “It’s a little too soon to definitively say it will break record, but it’s definitely within reach”.