Will the Mayweather and McGregor Fight Happen?

According to Fox Sports host, Colin Cowherd, the UFC superstar and boxing legend will finally be fighting this September in Vegas. The news broke this morning on Cowherd’s show The Herd.

“My intel is that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is going to happen. It changed late last week. I got a call, then somebody else sent me something yesterday and Saturday (saying) ‘we’ve booked rooms in Vegas’.”

If this news is true, it will be an exciting matchup that will draw a ton of revenue and publicity. Once this matchup speculated a few months ago, many people weren’t sure how the two would fight since McGregor is a UFC fighter and Mayweather is a Boxer. However, all signs point to it being a boxing match. This definitely gives Mayweather the advantage, but McGregor is a talented fighter and you can bet he will be ready for the challenge.

Last Sunday, McGregor sat down with Sportscenter anchor, Kenny Mayne to discuss his relationship with the UFC and the possible fight with Mayweather. Not too long ago McGregor was taken off the UFC 200 fight due to him not wanting to participate in any promotional events. After he heard this news, he posted on his twitter account that he was retiring. In the interview with Kenny Mayne, he says that he did not realize how much impact his tweet would have.

“All said and done, there were times (I thought), ‘I should have just jumped on the damn flight.’ But sometimes you’ve got to do what’s right for you and not what’s right for everybody else — especially if you’ve done what’s right for everyone else a million times over.”

When McGregor was asked about Mayweather he said knows he will not want to fight in a Mixed Martial Arts fight and what Mcgregor describes as a true fight. However, he has no problem fighting in a boxing match, and will set time aside to prepare for it. This fight would sure be spoken about all summer long and would be something everyone will enjoying watching. I hope this happens!

UFC 200 Has Two New Faces


Last week, UFC president Dana White announced that there will be two new faces headlining UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas. It will be a light heavyweight title battle between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones. Jones who is 22-1 returned to the ring last weekend for the first time in over a year. He took on Ovince Saint Preux and defeated him easily in an unanimous decision by all the judges. This showed that Jones long layoff did not affect him at all.  He missed significant time because he was arrested for a felony hit-and-run charge.

A few months ago, Jones was luckily able to avoid significant jail time after reaching a plea deal. Cormier was supposed to face off against Jones at UFC 197, but was not able to due to injury. You can be sure this time around  these two will spark a competitive match that will draw many viewers.

Last month, UFC planned a Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz rematch for UFC 200, but that was taken off the table once McGregor refused to fly to Las Vegas for promotional reasons. After McGregor realized he was no longer headlining the match in Vegas he posted on his twitter account that he was retiring from mixed martial arts. This shocking news had the social media world buzzing for awhile. However, a few days later he posted on twitter saying he was not retired and still wished to headline the match. Dana White remained true to his word and would not allow McGregor to fight after he refused to fly to Vegas. White, did however offer to keep Diaz on the event, but he wanted no part in the match unless it was a rematch against McGregor. Even though we won’t get a Diaz vs McGregor rematch, we will still get an entertaining fight between two greats in Cormier and Jones. Is it July yet?