McGregor vs Mayweather confirmed for 8/26, twitter reacts.
The much anticipated mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has been announced for August 26th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Mayweather, 40, is heavily favored in the upcoming welterweight bout against the 28-year old McGregor, but that doesn't mean there's any less hype heading into this crossover match between the undefeated boxer and the face of the UFC.
And don't think Conor McGregor is going to resort to any of his ingrained MMA tactics if he becomes frustrated, because he is contractually prohibited from "going rogue" and throwing a kick or elbow.
Dana White explained, per USA Today,
“There is no way that will happen,” UFC President Dana White said, on a Wednesday evening conference call. “That is absolutely in the contract, No.1."
“No. 2 this is a boxing match under the rules of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. When you talk about a guy like Floyd Mayweather — the lawsuit if that ever happened ... you all know how much Conor likes money. Conor would depart with a whole lot of money if that ever happened.”
Naturally, twitter has been buzzing ever since the fight was made official last night.
Check out some of the reactions below.
THE FIGHT IS ON. pic.twitter.com/KhW0u3jRft— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 14, 2017
People telling me Mayweather will have his hands full trying to land on McGregor -STOP IT! I respect McGregor BUT i ain't Floyd and i landed pic.twitter.com/gd4dFi3XUU— Chris van Heerden (@TheHeat001) June 14, 2017
If you thought Mayweather-Pacquiao was a waste of time, boy do I have a fight for you.— Jeremy Schaap (@JeremySchaap) June 14, 2017
😃— Dana White (@danawhite) June 14, 2017
4 years ago, Conor McGregor picked up a welfare check of $235.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 14, 2017
He'll likely walk away with $100,000,000+ from Mayweather fight.
Teddy Atlas on Mayweather-McGregor affecting Canelo-GGG: "That's like opening a store after Christmas. Everybody spent their $ already."— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 15, 2017
"The world's most expensive fidget spinner." Best description I've read of the Mayweather-McGregor fight.— Cian Fahey (@Cianaf) June 15, 2017
Twelve rounds of defensive boxing with Connor throwing hard and missing a lot. The build up will be fun though! https://t.co/UpXY55x3OH— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) June 14, 2017
Mayweather fighting Mcgregor is like watching the patriots play golden state. 🤦♂️🤷♂️— lil duval (@lilduval) June 14, 2017