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Conor McGregor signs contract to fight Floyd
Conor McGregor signs contract to fight Floyd

Though oddsmakers make Mayweather vs Mcgregor Live Stream a big favorite, the thought of the fight has excited many in the MMA world. It has also intrigued some in boxing, though most dismiss McGregor's chances under boxing rules against one of the greatest defensive fighters in history.


Oddsmaker Nick Bogdanovich, who set the 11-1 line at the William Hill chain of sports books, said the odds would be even more lopsided if it wasn't for the deluge of small bets expected to come in from UFC fans on their fighter.

"Realistically if we were just putting up a number and didn't have to take bets on it, Floyd would be 100-1," Bogdanovich said. "But this will be a very, very big betting fight for sure, one of the biggest ever."

Is the Watch Mayweathe vs Mcgregor PPV Fight fight just hype or will it happen?

One person with an inside view is Showtime Sports executive vice president and general manager Stephen Espinoza, who says that the cable network will televise the fight -- if it happens. But he says a lot remains to be done now that UFC and McGregor reached an agreement to negotiate a fight.


"Now the real negotiation begins and that's between the Floyd side and the Conor-UFC side, and that negotiation is just starting now," Espinoza told me in England ahead of Saturday's championship fight between International Boxing Federation welterweight champion Kell Brook and undefeated challenger Errol Spence Jr. "We can cross our fingers and hope it goes smoothly and quickly, but it will be complex, there's no doubt."

It's important to know that Showtime hasn't even had any formal dialogue with the UFC. When asked if he had spoken with UFC boss Dana White, Espinoza said, "There haven't been any meaningful conversations with Dana or anyone else at UFC, but that's going to happen pretty shortly."

Adding to McGregor's challenge, the fighters will be using 10-ounce boxing gloves instead of the smaller UFC gloves and he will not be allowed to use the leg kicks or takedowns that are used in mixed martial arts.

Even if the actual bout may not shape up as a great matchup, the run-up to the fight will. Both fighters are noted for their ability to sell their fights, and both have exchanged in trash talking and more to promote their bouts.

"As with every Mayweather and McGregor fight part of the appeal is the spectacle and outsize personalities who are participating in it," Espinoza said.

The pay-per-view revenue for the event would likely gross tens of millions of dollars. It comes less than a month before Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez meet in a highly anticipated fight Sept. 16 that could rival it for pay-per-view buys.It’s an interesting revelation to say the least, as White has always been instrumental in in making UFC’s biggest fights. Furthermore, to White’s point, while the WME-IMG higher-ups may not know much about “making big fights,” they do know a thing or three about closing multi-million dollar deals thanks to their extensive background in negotiating movie and television roles for some of the biggest Hollywood stars in the business today.

They also know how to lock down multi-billion dollar transactions, as well.Nevertheless, we should get a clearer picture in the coming months as to who really is in charge of making the fight official. Unless, Mayweather vs Mcgregor Live Stream of course, you’re taking White’s word as gospel?