Leonard Ellerbe talks Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

It's going to be a boring fight.

"THE FIGHT IS ON", McGregor said in his own Instagram post, adding a picture of himself next to one of Mayweather's father, Floyd Sr.

That will undoubtedly revive talks of a Conor McGregor super fight, after the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder began negotiating with the undefeated pugilist earlier this year.

"If the (Mayweather vs McGregor fight) happens, me against Joshua would be a great fight", Miocic said on The MMA Hour back in May.

Mayweather and McGregor - kingpins of their sports - will climb into a boxing ring to face each other at Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena on August 26.


Mayweather's 2015 fight against Manny Pacquiao cost between $90 and $100 to watch on pay-per-view and drew an estimated 4.4 million viewers. Mayweather was more cautious, however, careful to sort out the details before proceeding to sign one of the most lucrative deals in the history of the sport.

FOX Sports UFC analyst Rashad Evans: "I think this fight is awesome". Anything can happen, especially in a high-profile clash like Mayweather-McGregor.

But Mayweather has earned a reputation as one of the savviest fighters in the history of boxing, silencing more explosive opponents like Pacquiao with his astute technical approach. Holm expects more cross-over challenges - between UFC fighters and professional boxers - in the future. For the Mayweather v McGregor fight to hit the $1bn mark it would likely need to double its pay-per-view sales.

But UFC president White says McGregor - who has never boxed professionally - has the power to hand the former five-weight world champion his first ever loss. Boxing purists have expressed concern that the fight will overall dilute the quality of boxing and, while being good for boxing short term, will long term be detrimental to the sport.

Rumors and reports of a fight have been floating for nearly a year, with both fighters openly acknowledging a potential bout. "It is the unknown factor (of fighting a MMA star)".

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