"People telling me Mayweather will have his hands full trying to land on McGregor - STOP IT!" he wrote. Yet, he has managed to persuade Mayweather to agree to the fight.
Many fighters and fans have heaped criticism on the event, which is seen as a huge mismatch despite the fact it is expected to generate around £75m for each fighter. "Fighting is the oldest sport in the world and it has always been evolving". A fight between Mayweather and McGregor is different due to the different backgrounds they train in. For McGregor, it would be a record payday.
Shortly after the announcement, UFC President Dana White, Showtime Sports' General Manager Stephen Espinoza and Ellerbe, the three men involved in negotiating arguably the greatest deal in the history of combat sports, hosted a media conference call to discuss the superfight. "I think when you have the confidence and want to get into something, you have to talk your way to get into it. He is absolutely 100 percent positive that he wins this fight", White told ESPN.
"When two guys step into the ring - whether it's the octagon or whatever it is - anything is possible".
"Floyd Mayweather is 40 years old and has not fought in over two years".
The idea that McGregor might save face in a loss by taking Mayweather down or landing a spinning wheel kick to disqualify himself don't appear to be in the cards.
If enough time has passed to make people forget that they shelled out almost $100 for a total dud back then, another spectacularly high number is feasible.
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