Elba, who himself has had a professional kickboxing fight, which he won, says he thinks McGregor could beat Mayweather. In my opinion, I think McGregor has a really good chance of winning that fight. I have a kickboxing background. The agility of kickboxers and MMA is very different from a boxer. I think what’s going to […]
Covington, who has gone 7-1 in the UFC welterweight division in which Woodley is the champion, tells White that he has “serious dirt” on Woodley which he will leak if Woodley makes good on his threat to leak damaging information. Don't worry boss @danawhite I know some serious dirt on @TWooodley that would ruin his life. […]
Cortez, who is in McGregor’s camp to help ease the transition to boxing rules, by overseeing sparring sessions as he would real bouts, says he had to admonish McGregor and Malignaggi during a recent sparring session. He was in there mixing it up a little bit with Paulie and it was the real thing I […]
Eubank Sr. says that McGregor’s Irish spirit may be the deciding factor that gets him the win against Mayweather. Eubank Sr. holds a keen interest in the fight because it echoes the fight he had with Steve Collins two decades ago, when Collins won, unexpectedly. Eubank Sr.: What everyone is missing, what they’re not thinking about, […]
McGregor talks about why he got into MMA. I just got into it. I didn’t really care about sport. Like I didn’t care about sport fighting. I didn’t get in it to be the all Ireland champion or the world champion. I just got in it so people would say ‘right, this guy can do […]
After his victory at UFC 214, Jones talks about McGregor: Conor McGregor, he has been a tremendous inspiration to me. He has shown me, who has been at the upper echelon of this sport for many years now, he has shown me that these huge paydays are possible. I never thought in my time as champion […]
In a promo clip for the upcoming fight, Mayweather warns: I’m knocking McGregor the f-ck OUT! IM KNOCKING MCGREGOR THE FUCK OUT 🥊🥊 – @floydmayweather A post shared by Bluelboxing (@bluelboxing) on Jul 28, 2017 at 5:50pm PDT
Showtime releases the first episode of Mayweather vs McGregor All Access featuring mainly press conference highlights. The next three episodes are to include training/interviews/drama.
Dr. Julian Dalby, the man behind McGregor’s cardiovascular system TheMacLifeFast, says fans don’t have to worry about McGregor being able to go twelve rounds with Mayweather, if necessary. We are just four weeks out now [and] Conor looks great…He is prepared in all aspects of his training to the extreme. If the fight lasts 30 seconds, […]
Mayweather uploads a snap of himself on a private jet with wads of cash laying in front of him. Champion. Predictions: I’m gonna make a sh*t ton of money on August 26. Champion Predictions: I'm gonna make a $hit t$n of money on August 26th. I'm gonna make a $hit t$n of money on August […]
Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend, Josie Harris, releases a statement (link) asking McGregor to refrain from profiting from her and other victims’ suffering from domestic abuse. McGregor taunted Mayweather by wearing an NBA jersey of C.J. Watson — the man Floyd accused Josie of secretly texting in 2010, which led to Mayweather attacking Harris, for which he spent two months in […]
Hearn, who is Anthony Joshua’s promoter, talks about speculation that the PPV cost for the McGregor-Mayweather fight could be far higher than previous events. Mayweather wants the price to be £100. But Hearn doesn’t think that Sky would drastically increase its pricing point. The price will be within the same realms as it always has. […]
Former UFC bantamweight champion Cruz, talks about the upcoming McGregor-Mayweather fight. If I had to look at the basics of the fight, Mayweather’s a little bit older, he’s got the experience factor in boxing. I think Conor has the age on his side, I think he has probably the durability on his side. He’s got the height on […]
McGregor posts a photo of himself displaying some unorthodox foot movements during a pad session. Re-writing prizefighting. Re-writing prizefighting. A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Jul 26, 2017 at 7:29pm PDT
Coach Kavanagh talks about how training is going with McGregor at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. I’ve been with Conor a while. This is the best physical condition I’ve ever seen him in. [He has an] unparalleled work ethic. On the rower at 10'000 feet tonight. In the red zone timings. There is a reason why […]
McGregor gives supporters an insight into his training, as he uploads a video of himself in camp at the UFC Performance Institute in Sin City. As part of his strength and conditioning regime, he is combining old methods with new — using a state-of-the-art hydraulic squatting machine alongside traditional chin up bars and bar bells.
Ortiz says Mayweather made many illegal shots on him during their 2011 fight. Mayweather controversially knocked out Ortiz as he was holding out his hands in apology for a headbutt against Mayweather. Ortiz says he resorted to the headbutt because Mayweather was continually striking him with illegal elbows. You can’t elbow unless you are Mayweather. […]
USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) says McGregor and Mayweather will be subject to no-advance notice; out-of-competition round-the-clock drug testing. USADA confirms there are no limits to the number of tests McGregor and Mayweather will be subjected to in the lead up to, and including, August 26. There is no maximum number of tests that can be […]
Frampton says he is is excited about flying out from Northern Ireland to Las Vegas to watch the McGregor-Mayweather fight. I think Conor’s brilliant. He’s a showman, he’s mental and he’s a maniac. I really like him and I’m going out to watch it with some of the others [fighters] from our gym, like Josh Taylor, […]
Jason Lee, from Mayweather’s entourage, says Mayweather may be walking out with Diaz at the upcoming fight. McGregor lost to Diaz in March of 2016, then beat him in UFC 202, in August 2016. I was just in London with Floyd when the whole shit went down with Conor and I’m going to make the call […]
Aldo says: McGregor was never a champion of anything. He defeated the champion and left. A real champion has to defend (the belt). I speak for (Max) Holloway because, win or lose (against Frankie Edgar), he will be there fighting. I’m happy that Holloway is the champion. An example, someone who deserved being where he […]
Mayweather, who has been spending time training with Anthony Joshua in Vegas, says that he and McGregor are both preparing for the fight in the same way, and fans can expect an exciting battle. There has been a lot of trash-talkers [through his career], and at the end of the day, he’s not bad. We […]
Tickets for the McGregor-Mayweather fight go on sale at 6 PM BST (1 pm ET and 10 AM PT) and can be purchased through this link here. In an attempt to stop touts from snapping up multiple tickets, only two seats can be purchased per transaction. The cheapest ticket will cost £385 ($500). Those wanting a front-row seat will […]
GreatToEntertain releases ‘A Never Ending Legacy’, a short film about McGregor, documenting his career rise. A young McGregor, starting out in UFC, talks about his dream: My dream is to be the lightweight champion of the UFC, have more money than I know what to do with, and have a great life for my kids, my […]
McGregor posts a photo of himself on Instagram, wearing a Golden State Warriors’ No. 23 jersey. This upsets NBA player Draymond Green, who tells McGregor: We rocking with Floyd (Mayweather) bro not you… take that off bruh. McGregor responds in two posts: That’s CJ Watson mate. I don’t know who the fuck you are. No disrepect […]
While others are focusing on McGregor’s height, boxing trainer Virgil Hunter takes note of some issues with McGregor’s physique. One of the things that I noticed is that [McGregor’s] body – he has the waist of a model. He doesn’t have a fight trunk…he has a waist as opposed to a trunk. There’s a difference. You […]
McGregor’s team has retained the services of retired Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez. Cortez will work for six weeks with McGregor and his team, conducting eight and twelve round fight simulations – where Cortez reads the rules and initial warnings, basically recreating a scenario similar to a professional boxing match. Cortez has worked in 986 professional bouts, […]
McGregor posts a picture of himself on Instagram, in £240 Gucci swimming shorts. He captions it: Sparring today. The shorts are Gucci. Sparring today. The shorts are Gucci. A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Jul 21, 2017 at 2:35am PDT
Two orphaned teens in China are being inspired by McGregor and their love of mixed martial arts to lift themselves out of poverty. Xiao Long and Xiao Wu, both 14, are trying to follow in McGregor’s footsteps, believing his motto that “hard work” always wins over talent alone. They train at China’s Enbo Fight Club […]
White appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about the upcoming fight. Kimmel asks if he thinks Conor has a chance at all to beat Floyd Mayweather. White: I do…Floyd Mayweather is going to be 41 years old this year. If there’s a kink in that armour, it has been with southpaws. Conor McGregor is […]
After the Brooklyn press conference, McGregor is asked about heading to England. Reporter: You’re getting ready to get back to England, which is kind of home to you. McGregor’s response is rapid. I’m an Irishman. It’s separated by water. It’s not…English people have always been good to me. I’ve fought in England, I’ve been to […]
McGregor ramps up his fight preparation with altitude chamber, cryotherapy and underwater treadmill training, at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. Using the state-of-the-art facilities, McGregor is working with his team to achieve optimum results. In the altitude chamber he pushes his body to the limit in extreme conditions by giving it the ultimate aerobic […]
MMA analyst Robin Black releases a video, with his take on the McGregor-Mayweather fight, where he suggests that McGregor’s greatest asset in this fight is that he is not immersed in boxing or influenced so strongly by its rigid nature or traditions. Disruption never comes from within. Every disruption is caused from the outside because everybody […]
BT Sport announce they will air McGregor documentary ‘Doubt Me Now’ on Friday, July 21st at 10pm. It documents McGregor’s preparations for the Mayweather fight and aims to give viewers a closer look at the build-up ahead of the blockbuster bout between UFC star Conor McGregor and legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather, featuring interviews and analysis.
Mayweather says he doesn’t believe McGregor was knocked out during a sparring session. If I ain’t seen no footage, I don’t believe it … me and Jessie Vargas are in communication.
Tony McGregor insists racism claims against his son are wrong. During the recent world press tour, McGregor was criticised for telling Mayweather to “dance for me, boy” – a phrase that has racial overtones in the United States. He further inflamed the claims by stating that he could not be racist because “I am half-black from […]
In Sligo, the man who used to sell McGregor clothes, says McGregor has changed fashion in Ireland. EJ Menswear shop owner, Eamonn Cunningham, has noticed a huge upsurge in the sale of three-piece suits since McGregor has become so popular. The menswear business in Ireland has a lot to thank Conor McGregor for.
McGregor’s management categorically deny Vargas’ claim that Brandon Rios knocked out McGregor while sparring during training. Having been previously misreported in the media that Bradley Wheeler was, in fact, the man who KO’d McGregor, McGregor’s team clarify that neither Rios or Wheeler have sparred with Conor. The guy mentioned by Jessie Vargas is Brandon Rios, not Brad […]
A McGregor fan shows off his recent tattoo featuring McGregor ‘f-ck you’ pinstripe design.
Following the final press conference of the world tour in London, McGregor talks about fighting Nurmagomedov in Russia: It’s certainly one of the things I would like to do. Whether it’s next, I don’t know. I don’t even know how close the Russia thing is. Whether Khabib can pull his shit together; he missed weight…There’s a few of […]
After the London press conference, McGregor says how, ‘from a technical point of view’ he is going to stop Mayweather in four rounds: I think an uppercut. An uppercut, or a hook around the temple.
Bad Lip Reading release their video of what McGregor and Mayweather may have been saying at their Toronto press conference face-off.
Axiom Films releases unofficial McGregor-Mayweather World Tour promo/trailer. McGregor: I haven’t even been tiddled.
Talking after the press conference, McGregor talks about Mayweather’s tax troubles: I believe he has to take this fight. He’s in a very dire financial situation. But, I’m still trying to learn this tax game as well. I’m only new money… Just have the checks ready and I’m gonna steam through your boy, take the […]
Post press conference, White says unlikely President Trump will attend the fight, but he will be watching: They called me yesterday and I don’t think they’re gonna come, but they’ll be watching… [President Trump] feels he’ll ruin the event if he shows up. The Secret Service is going to have to have to go through […]
After the LA press conference, Mayweather talks to Fight Hub TV. When asked if he is the same guy he was even two years ago: No, not at all. I’m rusty. Extremely rusty. In the boxing gym I’m not as fast as I used to be… but I tell these young guys [I train with], […]
While on walkabout in Los Angeles, a shirtless McGregor responds to a question asking if the President of Ireland will be attending the upcoming fight: I am the President of Ireland. He’s fighting that night.
Mayweather responds on Facebook to allegations that he is being pressured by the IRS over unpaid taxes from 2015.
Staying on in Dublin after Coldplay’s sold out Croke Park gig on Saturday night, Martin visits Straight Blast Gym on the Naas Road for a private training session with Kavanagh, before downing a pint at McDowell’s pub in Inchicore. Kavanagh Instagrams himself posing with Martin: Good training today with my boy Chris Martin @coldplay kicks […]
Many fans are left frustrated after trying unsuccessfully to get tickets to McGregor-Mayweather London press conference. The event, to be held in the SSE Arena Wembley on Friday, July 14, will be the final day of their world press tour. Tickets, which were free and open to the public from noon on Tuesday, were limited to […]