Published: Fri, August 18, 2017
Sport | By Cecil Buchanan

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor timeline: How did we get here

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor timeline: How did we get here

This Saturday, August 26, don't miss your chance to see the highly anticipated "Money Fight" between undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor with an exclusive viewing party at the stunning Dream Midtown Hotel. The lighter gloves have less padding over the knuckles and are believed to favour the heavier puncher. They took Mayweather at a minus-550 favorite, meaning they'll net $160,000 should he reach 50-0.

After the fight, Mayweather says he plans to focus exclusively on building out his multiple business ventures that include several clothing lines, training gear, makeup and even a new Las Vegas strip club called Girl Collection, which opened earlier this year. Its promoters will have five days after Sunday's total eclipse of the sun to turn attention back to their August 26 boxing match between unbeaten boxing champ Floyd Mayweather and pro cage fighter Conor McGregor. The boxing game is nearly set in its way, I feel.

"The disrespect and the disregard for my skill set, it's like, I look at people so many times and their mind is closed, they have a closed mind to how things can be going and it's a set way and there's no other way", he added.

He addressed several potential career avenues during the conference call and contests he is still a current multiple-weight UFC champion despite vacating his featherweight belt in November.

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The fight did go on as scheduled and was not only successful in numbers but it was one of the best fights in UFC history.

"I certainly know he would not want to step into my world". I've KO'd men inside three seconds.

McGregor's prediction of beating Mayweather within the first two rounds might be bold, though it's in line with what he's done as an MMA fighter. "I get it. I'm coming in, I understand where it's at, I'm just looking forward to proving what I'm saying and earning my respect in this game also".

James Williams, CEO of Mayweather Boxing & Fitness, told FOX Business in addition to brick and mortar locations, the brand will also launch a mobile app and an in-home Virtual Reality experience featuring Mayweather himself.

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