The fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is perhaps one of the most hotly anticipated fights since Mayweather vs Pacquiao. As a result, the media furor surrounding the fight and its contestants has been quite intense. There has been drama in both camps, with the example of McGregor’s training buddy storming off after a controversy involving leaked pictures standing out the most.
However, McGregor’s press team is moving on ahead at full steam, claiming that everything is perfectly fine in the McGregor camp and that the MMA fighter is pumped up for the action that is about to go down on the 26th of August. It is pretty clear that Mayweather is the favorite in this fight, but Connor’s press team is very confident that he is going to give the boxer a fight to remember. Indeed, the McGregor team is talking quite a bit about how the MMA fighter is improving on a daily basis. While it is true that the scrappy McGregor has a tendency to win fights that you would not expect him too, but at the same time it is important to note that Mayweather is simply the better fighter right now. In order to win, McGregor is going to have to do something pretty drastic.
McGregor’s sparring partner leaving is certainly not a good sign, because the two had a rapport and that rapport is now gone. Hence, McGregor is going to have a tough three weeks before the fight finding a sparring partner to replace his old one and build a rhythm with him. Chances are that this bodes well for McGregor, and might decrease his already low chances of winning this fight. McGregor’s team is still adamant that McGregor’s training is thorough, and that it is a sign that he is going to surprise people when the fight occurs later this month.
It is important to note that McGregor’s decision to undertake this bout is probably not motivated by a hunger for victory. Whatever you say about the fighter, at the end of the day he is quite a smart man. Hence, he probably knows that he is going to have a pretty tough time winning this fight, and he probably doesn’t care. Floyd Mayweather is one of the highest paid sportsmen in the world. In a fight against him, even his opponent ends up earning an enormous sum of money based on Mayweather’s brand value. The combined brand of Mayweather and McGregor could result in the biggest payday the latter has ever seen, as well as an enormous boost in visibility. All McGregor has to do is put up a good fight, and he would win the respect of millions as well as a much brighter future ahead of him.
Whatever happens, the fight on the 26th of August is going to be unbelievably exciting, and will be worth dropping everything you are doing to watch.