Both Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr., posted videos of themselves training yesterday, in preparation for their August, 26 mega-fight.
McGregor’s training video:
Mayweather’s training video:
So far, Mayweather has been silent on McGregor’s video, but McGregor was quick to diss Mayweather after he posted the video. McGregor replied to Mayweather’s video, saying he was “in quicksand”, implying that Mayweather was slow.
This wasn’t the first time McGregor has taken to social media to smack-talk Mayweather. McGregor took a shot at Mayweather’s age, posting a picture of Mayweather’s father when announcing that the boxing match was officially on. McGregor is 28 and Mayweather is 40.
Other than the social media smack-talking, the most recent development in the fight is that the first city on the Mayweather/McGregor World Tour has been announced. According to MMA Mania, London has been confirmed as a stop on the tour, but not Dublin.
MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn also shared the news:
No word on the other dates and stops of the world tour thus far, but MMA Mania predicts that New York and Las Vegas will likely be included.
The boxing match is scheduled for August, 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. It will be a 12-round bout with 3-minute rounds. They will fight at 154 pounds with 10 ounce gloves.
The purse for the fight has not been disclosed, but it has been reported that each fighter will make around $100 million. UFC president Dana White told ESPN that everyone involved with the fight is “very happy” with the deal.
Mayweather will enter the fight as a heavy favorite. Mayweather is a five-division world champion and has a 49-0 record.
McGregor is the first UFC fighter to simultaneously hold titles in two different divisions. He has a 21-3 record and will make his professional boxing debut against Mayweather.