McGregor fight set for Aug. 26

McGregor fight set for Aug. 26

McGregor fight set for Aug. 26

When Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor head to Las Vegas for their much-anticipated boxing pay-per-view bout on August 26, the expectations for a circus atmosphere and straight cash for the participants will be large.

The kings of boxing and MMA will officially come together in the boxing ring as Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have agree to meet on August 26.

Oddsmakers immediately made Mayweather a big 11-1 favorite in a fight that will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules.

The contest, which will be fought under boxing rules over 12 three-minute rounds, brings together two of combat sports' brashest talkers and slickest practitioners with the added lure of the "Sport of Kings" against its brash young cousin.

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The fight will be televised on pay-per-view on Showtime and would likely gross tens of millions of dollars.

McGregor is the biggest draw of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and the current lightweight champion - but his sport allows kicking and grappling.

Yahoo! Sports reports that full terms were not available for their report, but that the fight will happen in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand or T-Mobile Arena. McGregor is 27 years old and a southpaw.

It remains a huge question mark how McGregor, a trained mixed fighter, would fair in a boxing match, but it's clear that he's pursued ths fight for a while. McGregor will be the bigger fighter when they enter the ring, but will all those attributes equate to a win? I've seen it happen. The purse for the fight is not being disclosed, but it is rumored that both fighters will receive a considerable boost to their net worth.

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Li Jingliang, a leading Chinese MMA prospect who is also on Saturday's card, said McGregor had the tools to upset Mayweather.

Floyd "Money" Mayweather is undoubtedly one of the greatest boxers of all time. Holm expects more cross-over challenges - between UFC fighters and professional boxers - in the future.

The Irishman is arguably the biggest selling pay per view star in combat sports now, but will be fighting in his first boxing bout against one of the greatest boxer's of all time. There are definite positives and negatives to this one, whether you are a fan of boxing, MMA or both.

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