Celebrity News: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Conor McGregor is two weeks into the most important fight of his career. On August 26th, Conor will make his debut on the boxing circuit and will attempt to end the undefeated record of master and ringmaster Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Conor recently attended an open media training camp in Las Vegas, where he demonstrated that he remains steadfast with his idea of surprising the world of contact sports with a win over Mayweather
There is something Conor McGregor knows how to do as well as a fight: tease. The Irishman is as aggressive with his fists as he is with the tongue, and he has already started throwing the first punches, days after the fight.
The UFC star said he will knock out Floyd Mayweather in less than four rounds. And if the Nevada Sports Commission approves the fighters’ request to use eight-ounce gloves, McGregor said he will defeat the American boxer in the first six minutes of the Aug. 26 bout.
“He’s going to be unconscious in two rounds, actually in one, maybe he’ll only survive until the second round if he saves the count,” said the Irishman, who will dispute his first fight as a boxer, after accumulating a 21-3 record at mixed martial arts. “But if they are 10-ounce gloves, it may take four rounds, but in four rounds it will be unconscious.”
Beyond the brawls of McGregor, the Irishman had a poor boxing show at the open press session on Friday in Las Vegas. The 29-year-old fighter simulated the 12 rounds of a bout dancing around sacks for almost 47 minutes, throwing punches without the slightest coordination, guard down, clumsy combinations and poor foot movements. At times it seemed he wanted to perform mixed martial arts moves, something that of course he could not do against Mayweather.
McGregor said he did not show half the talent he has as a boxer, and that he was simply fiddling with the people who went to training and followed him through social networks.
“I do not know how many times I’ve surprised the world, and I’ll do it again,” he said. “Floyd will end badly. It will not be a good end for what they doubt about me.”