Floyd Mayweather is a heavy favorite among the US sports betting sites to beat Conor McGregor. Should they engage in singles combat once again. Money was also favored by the best online sportsbooks when he last met Mac. Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor, known as “The Money Fight” and “The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History”, was a professional boxing match pitting undefeated eleven-time five-division boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. against two-division mixed martial arts (MMA) world champion and, at the time, UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.
The event took place at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, on August 26, 2017, at the light-middleweight limit (154 lbs; 69.9 kg). It was booked for twelve rounds and recorded the second-highest pay-per-view buy rate in history. Mayweather prolonged his professional boxing undefeated streak to 50 victories and 0 losses (50–0), beating Rocky Marciano’s the 49–0 record. Of course, there should be an asterisk somewhere in there.
He defeated McGregor via technical knockout (TKO) in the 10th round. Mayweather’s guaranteed disclosed paycheck was $100 million. McGregor’s guaranteed disclosed paycheck was $30 million. However, the purse for both fighters was expected to be considerably higher for each. Mayweather reportedly earned $275 million from the fight and McGregor $130 million. Beats working for a living.
Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather 2 Betting Odds:
Betting Conor McGregor
Connie would be the underdog, per US sports betting sites. Notorious is 1-1 in the UFC following his loss to Money. He lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov by submission (neck crank) at UFC 229 on 6 October 2018 (4th round, 3:03) in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States for the UFC Lightweight Championship. Mac then beat Donald Cerrone by TKO (head kick and punches) at UFC 246 on 18 January 2020 (1st round, 0:40) in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States in a welterweight bout.
“It’s a spectacle, but listen, this is where it’s not a spectacle,” Mike Tyson said of Conor. “He never really had a boxing match in his life, right? … I went 10 rounds with the greatest fighter of the last 100 years of boxing. … He went 10 rounds, scored punches on the greatest fighter in the last 100 years. Did he accomplish something? … Look at what he had to fight against and look at what he did when he fought against him.” Well duh! Of course, he accomplished something. He accomplished a boatload of money.
Thank you Mike, and just know that for the inevitable rematch, with the knowledge I now hold of Floyd’s style, plus under the tutelage of my old school boxing coach, I will crack the puzzle, and I will beat Floyd.
I promise my life on it.
It is great to see you back Iron Mike ❤️ https://t.co/NDrVnEaukm
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 15, 2020
Betting Floyd Mayweather
Money would once again be US sports betting sites’ favorite. Mayweather has stayed retired. Barring an exhibition match against undefeated kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in late 2018. For which he pocketed a reported $9 million. However, according to Paulie Malignaggi, Floyd would come out of retirement – again – to fight either McGregor or Khabib Nurmagomedov in a boxing match. “If Mayweather fights Khabib or McGregor in boxing, not only are they easier fights, it also brings in more money because Khabib and McGregor are still considered to be in their promotional primes in MMA,” Paulie M. said. “MMA fans are the dumbest fans in the world. They’d eat those fights up. Every, single one of them would buy that pay-per-view. No doubt about it. When you’re the dumbest fans in the world, you take any little positive you can get out of it.” Ha! Sick burn, Paulie.
Mayweather vs. McGregor II Early Prediction:
Assuming a rematch does take place, Conor has now the benefit of experience. But still, Money has forgotten more about boxing than Mac will ever know. We also know that another fight would again be held on Mayweather’s terms. Floyd’s never ever going to set foot inside the octagon. If Con is dumb enough to get into a boxing ring again, he’s going to lose again. If by losing one means raking in millions of dollars. A moral victory, if there ever was one.