"Conor McGregor is extremely heavy right now."
Prior to this Saturday's much anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, the two combatants will come face to face on Friday afternoon for the pre-fight weigh in. Both fighters are required to meet the 154-pound weight limit, and Floyd doesn't think the UFC champ will be able to make weight.
In a video posted by Fight Hype, the undefeated boxing legend estimates Conor is "extremely heavy right now" and still has at least 10 pounds to cut before Friday afternoon's weigh in.
Per Fight Hype,
"I don't think he's gonna make the weight," Mayweather said. "Even if he does make the weight, that's even better, but if he doesn't make the weight, we're still gonna fight. But it's gonna be a heavy fine. Gimme that money."
"Conor McGregor is extremely heavy right now...extremely heavy...he's still got 10 pounds to go...get that extra money...get them extra millions ready...somebody gotta pay a fine...a true champion is disciplined and very reasonable,"
"Like I said before, a true champion is disciplined," he added. "And very responsible. But we'll see."
Of course, this could just be Floyd's way of making sure all eyes are on the weigh-in this Friday which will include musical performances beginning at 1:30pm EST and the actual weigh in around 4:30pm EST, according to Bleacher Report.
The current odds for the Mayweather and McGregor fight, as well as the undercard, are as follows, according to OddsShark.
Floyd Mayweather (-400) vs. Conor McGregor (+300) Super welterweight
Badou Jack (-350) Nathan Cleverly (+285), light heavyweight
Gervonta Davis (-3000) Francisco Fonseca (+1700), junior lightweight
Andrew Tabiti (-270) vs. Steve Cunningham (+230), cruiserweight
The Nevada State Athletic Commission recently approved a request by both fighter's to allow smaller, 8-ounce boxing gloves, rather than the mandatory 10-ounce gloves which are traditionally required for fights in the 154-pound weight class.
And in case you haven't marked your calendars, or set your alarms, yet the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight is going down this Saturday, August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The PPV will cost $100 and is scheduled to begin at 9pm EST, meaning the main event might not start until midnight on the East coast.
Check out Mayweather's comments about McGregor's weight below.