Wow…Conor McGregor has definitely been eating his wheaties this week…
Recently MMA and boxing fans have all been talking about the same thing. Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather, even people who know nothing about either sport are talking about MayMac.
Until the world tour kicked off last month, we’d heard surprisingly little from both men. Now their fight camps are in full swing, the updates have been coming thick and fast. From McGregor’s sparring partners abandoning ship to Mayweather looking great for 40, it’s been a hectic week.
The latest update is once again the size of Conor McGregor.
McGregor Looking Massive Again
Stood next to UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou, Conor McGregor is looking shredded. Much bigger than you’d expect for a 154-pound fighter even this far out from the boxing match.
August 26 draws closer, and McGregor only seems to be getting bigger:
McGregor’s nutritionist Sean Lockhart gave us an idea of how he’s feeding the Irishman ahead of the Mayweather bout. Speed over power seems to be the theme:
“With an MMA match, wrestling, (jiu-jitsu and) having someone on top of you, weight matters – with wrestling it does have a huge effect,” Lockhart told MMAjunkie. “With boxing, I believe speed is key. If I’m bigger than you but can’t hit you, it doesn’t make a whole lot of difference. Not as much grappling, the referee pulls you apart as soon as that does happen. I want to make sure the fighter is lower in weight, the cut is not as big and the reload is not as much.”
“For an MMA fighter to reload, they’ll gain 15, 18 pounds, which gives them that advantage (on fight night),” Lockhart said. “Boxing, I want him actually walking in close to weight the week of the fight. Walking in, weighing in and maybe gaining a couple pounds after that.”
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Mayweather vs. McGregor Undercard
Gervonta Davis (18-0) vs. Román Martínez (29-3-3) for IBF junior lightweight title.
Shawn Porter (27-2-1) vs. Thomas Dulorme (24-2) in a welterweight bout.
*Former WBC super middleweight titleholder Badou Jack is expected to compete on the card, but no opponent has been revealed.
British Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Savannah Marshall will also make her professional boxing debut on the card.
Fans in the UK get a big discount for pay-per-view, as per a report published on MMAFighting.com this week:
According to the release, the Sky Sports Box Office pay-per-view will be available to UK fans for £19.95 ($26.31 in U.S.), and to Irish fans for €24.95 ($29.47 in U.S.).
The cost of the PPV for UK and Irish fans represents a considerable drop from the U.S. price point, which stands at $89.95 for the standard definition broadcast and $99.95 for high definition.
The press release also states that Sky viewers will enjoy “a range of support programming” ahead of the highly anticipated boxing bout.