Ex-sparring partner predicts 'easy' win for Mayweather in McGregor fight

Mayweather confirmed he is ready to rumble via social media on Wednesday.

According to UFC President Dana White, the answer is - so far, and for now - yes. "I'm starting to work on the Mayweather side now".

McGregor replied: "If you're asking would I like to fight Floyd I mean who would not like to dance around the ring for $180 million". Now it's time to work on the other.

"This is a fight that Floyd is taking very, very seriously, because we all do know all it takes in boxing is one shot and he don't have to be a clean shot", Ellerbe said. Despite losing to Nate Diaz just 4 months after the Aldo fight, he continued to plow through PPV records to become the biggest draw in the sport. The sports website based its fearless forecast on that fact that Mayweather is one of the best defensive boxers in the world, while McGregor is an amateur boxer who has never competed in the sport professionally. He wanted this and obviously the fans wanted it too.

We see McGregor aiming for the knockout early, before Mayweather gets in his bag and figures out the UFC superstar, picking him apart and cruising to his 50th victory.

"In the UFC, the stuff they go through on the ground with knees and elbows, everything, I think Conor McGregor is definitely going to open a lot of eyes".

Espinoza said that Showtime, who had a promotional deal with Mayweather, were keen to be involved in the business. Early bettors are decidedly pro-McGregor, picking him to win by KO/TKO/DQ as the most popular bet at +611, followed by McGregor winning by Decision, now priced at +2300.

However, McGregor was probably right in his assessment of Mayweather's pedigree in boxing and that there was no one in his weight category that could stand up against him, except, perhaps, someone from a different discipline.

19,500,000 - Total number of pay-per-view buys for Mayweather bouts in his career to date. When he hits you, you go.

"I have said it before".

At that point, the battle between Mayweather and McGregor had seemed like a distant thought and a complete hypothetical, and Miocic and Joshua seemed like a more legitimate fight to actually happen.