Mayweather vs. McGregor: 10 reasons to watch

Mayweather is the undisputed king of pay-per-view fights with the three biggest ever

Conor McGregor will then fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday, August 26. Representatives of both fighters appeared before the Nevada State Athletic Commission to request the waiver.

When it comes to this fight's promotion we've seen trash talking, racist undertones, sparring stories and glove controversy. That led Mayweather's promoter, Leonard Ellerbe, to scold writers at his media day for hurting boxing by being too negative about the fight. The fighter - based in Las Vegas - told friends, family (and the other 16.4 million of his Instagram followers) looking for tickets to next week's fight to reach out to Solky's company instead. "The original UFC gym brand, they were looking to build mega gyms and all this and you know, I have all this, I am set".

A 50th victory for Mayweather would make him the sole holder of the record for pro boxing's longest undefeated streak, which he now shares with heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano.

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"There's never been a boxer who could beat a good wrestler", Luttrell reportedly said. This power is what most believe is his best shot in beating Mayweather and turning the boxing world on its head.

"I don't think it is a fight that I am going to jump on a plane and go to see unless they pay me to commentate on it". I think Conor will have his moments early on.

"The Ali-Inoki fight was really put in a box as something that should be forgotten", he said, "kind of a footnote, at best, an embarrassment at worst". I look up to him. "There's so much money involved, I just don't see how it doesn't happen". "I tell you what, he said he's going to come at me?"

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However, the amount of recognition and attention that he could potentially bring back to his native sport of mixed martial arts could be priceless.

In the past, McGregor has always been a big supporter of Holohan, even being there to support Holohan when he first opted to venture down the business route after being medically advised not to pursue MMA any longer.

Knowing that it's very unlikely that McGregor would be able to outbox Mayweather over 12 rounds - thus losing by decision - the UFC champion will need to go for the knockout. It is sure to generate huge money, and draw in a wide range of casual sports fans, even if it offends the more serious devotees of both boxing and MMA.

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