McGregor vs Mayweather Update: The Reason Why Conor McGregor Has Won Already; Fight Date & Rules Revealed

By Richard Rickss, Posted: 06/20/17 03:58AM EDT
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. will come out of retirement to meet UFC star Conor McGregor in a much-anticipated boxing match that will feature two of the top-selling fighters in the world. Read for more details.(Photo : Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The biggest fight in the combat sports history will be upon us when Conor McGregor faces Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match in Las Vegas. However, there are some reasons that made McGregor won the fight even it before started.

The Reason Why Conor McGregor Has Won Already

According to Metro, both the Irishman and Mayweather look set to make over $100million or £80m each on fight night. The fact McGregor looks set to earn five times the amount he took home at UFC 205 last November is newsworthy enough.

Before debuting in the UFC in April 2013, McGregor was collecting a weekly cheque for €180 or £150 from Ireland's welfare state. On the night of his debut against Marcus Brimage in Sweden, it all changed when he got the TKO victory in just 77 seconds.

Moreover, he took home what was then a lucrative bonus of $60,000 for the 'Knockout of the Night'. After that McGregor went on to sweep all before him in the UFC featherweight division with wins over Max Holloway, Diego Brandao, Dustin Poirier, Dennis Siver and Chad Mendes before beating the undefeated champion Jose Aldo to unify the 145-pound belt.

Furthermore, all his achievement can go on and on but one thing they can't deny though is that Irishman is a winner. As he so aptly put to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani after his win against Jose Aldo in December 2015, 'From nothing to something, to everything'.

Conor McGregor's gone from cashing a €180 a week cheque to banking upwards of $100m for one fight. This reason already made him a winner.

McGregor vs Mayweather Fight Date & Rules Revealed

Telegraph reported that the event will take place on Saturday, August 26. While the times haven't been announced, it will certainly be a late night or very early start for viewers in the UK.

The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. The venue has held major fights in the past, including UFC 202.

As for the rules, it will be held under boxing rules, presenting a huge challenge for mixed martial artists McGregor as he faces off against one of the greatest defensive boxers in history. Adding to McGregor's challenge, the fighters will be using 10-ounce boxing gloves instead of the smaller UFC glove.



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