McGregor spars with professional boxer

White predicts records will fall in super fight

Most others in and around the fight game were not as sure.

Not only are Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor the two biggest names in boxing and MMA respectively, the two fighters have been involved in a war of words for some months now. Boxing champion-turned-promoter De La Hoya had already dismissed the planned fight as an embarrassment for boxing.

McGregor later avenged a loss to Nate Diaz with sharp boxing skills, and he decked then-lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez repeatedly before finishing him in November. "Understanding that part of the decision-making in boxing takes years". I don't worry for Conor's ability.

"The question is, in a 12-round fight, can Conor McGregor touch Floyd Mayweather, I think he can, and if he does, he will hurt Floyd". "Maybe. But to do this all at once is very, very hard".

"McGregor does not turn down opponents and he's now going to fight arguably the best boxer of all time". Fans betting on McGregor, meanwhile, could see value in the long shot with a payout in the 7-1 range.

"I don't see Floyd Mayweather as this indestructible, undefeatable guy", said White.

A 12-round decision could be hard.

White on if this will be the biggest fight in combat sports ever: "It's the biggest fight in combat sports and biggest payday ever". "This is not a referendum on the sport of boxing", he said.

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"People will say, 'He doesn't have to watch for kicks".

Boxing is a component of McGregor's sport, mixed martial arts, but it's only one piece of the puzzle.

"I think it's good for boxing". If you're Team Conor, it's going to feel endless. There's so many more variables. The former champ went on saying that The Notorious does not have what it takes to make Mayweather Jr. kiss the canvass, according to TMZ.

"It is in the contract", said Dana White. As the former is about to enter the world of the latter, a stipulation has been agreed upon by the two warriors where McGregor will be slapped financially once he goes MMA style. "Conor McGregor is huge". None have managed to knock him down.

Mayweather is unbeaten in 49 professional fights and is the clear bookmakers' favourite to trump McGregor later this summer.

Despite the odds, and the hype, this fight is about one thing and one thing only. He will have to show a level of conditioning and stamina that has never been required in an octagon, and he will have to strategize when to expend and when to conserve energy.

White on the UFC's involvement in the fight: "None".

However, the two sports are grossly different.

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