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26 Agosto 2017, 04:02 | Gervasio Siguenza
Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor vowed to knock out boxer Floyd Mayweather on Friday as a horde of Irish fans descended on Las Vegas for the trash-talking rivals' cross-combat super-fight. "Then it was not even a question for me, I'm buying the fight". But when asked about that possibility Thursday night, UFC president Dana White didn't sound so sure according to ESPN's Brett Okamoto. "When it comes to Saturday night, he will not be prepared for me". It began when, seemingly out of nowhere, McGregorposted a picture on Twitter of the two fighters facing each other with the caption, "MMA vs. Boxing" in May 2016.
Since then, most of the hype has been angled at putting forth the notion McGregor has a chance. That 2015 fight generated more than half a billion dollars and was the highest grossing fight in history.
Saturday's fight is expected to start at about 9 p.m. on Showtime pay-per-view.
THE referee recruited to teach Conor McGregor the rules in boxing believes the Dubliner would be a world champion if he had pursued the sport. "Photos of McCarran Airport went viral as the taxiway had to be used as a parking lot for private jets".
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"I'm always thinking about fighting", McGregor told CNN. But the Las Vegas smart money is all streaming towards Mayweather with reports of several $1 million bets being laid on the 'Money Man'. You'd roll in and it'd just be "Who's here?' What other clubs have come?"
McGregor roared: "He's blown up he looks like s***".
Even the cheapest $500 (£390) tickets are selling for as much as $1,300 (£1,015) on resale sites.
Joe Hand is 81 years old and runs a business that distributes fights to bars, Joe Hand Promotions.
"I've been here before", Mayweather said.
The 40-year-old Mayweather has repeatedly insisted this will be the final fight of his decorated career, and has made little secret of the fact he is looking forward to retirement.
Mayweather: "I don't care if it's a ring or it's an octagon, I will kick ass". Sports books in this gambling city have taken so many longshot wagers on McGregor winning by a knockout early that they will suffer their worst loss ever should it actually happen.
"When I was locked up and doing time, I drew the club up", Mayweather said. "McGregor's going to get mugged".
The big fight, if you can call it that, is finally here. In addition to the tens of thousands of home viewing parties taking place, casinos outside Nevada are also hosting special "Fight Nights", including: •.
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