Forget Floyd Mayweather, the true MMA fans want to see this fight…

There’s just under two months now until the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor goes down. As the August 26 date draws closer, debate and speculation rages on.

Plenty of boxing faces have spoke out against the fight, widely being describe as a ‘sideshow.’ With Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez squaring off in September, Oscar De La Hoya and many others have tried to take the focus from MayMac.

Regardless, the fight is happening, but are the real hardcore MMA fans interested?

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor in the boxing ring…does it really have anything to do with MMA?

What About MMA, You Know, Where Conor is Champion?

There’s a lot of talk from ‘hardcore’ fans not really caring about this fight. Obviously the ‘old school’ followers of MMA who’ve been around for a while aren’t the target audience. Any promoter worth their salt will tell you the casual market is where the real money is.

Perhaps the hardcore fans will be happy when they hear about McGregor’s plans after the Mayweather fight. Here’s what UFC boss Dana White said to

Feb 4, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; UFC president Dana White in attendance during UFC Fight Night at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

McGregor vs. Khabib in Russia

“You know what Conor told me? He said, ‘I want Khabib in Russia,’” White told MMAjunkie on Wednesday at UFC headquarters. “Isn’t he (expletive) awesome? He’s like, ‘I want Khabib, in Russia.’ He’s awesome. Conor McGregor is a (expletive) unicorn. There’s nothing like him. He’s working on boxing Floyd Mayweather and then he’s talking about fighting Khabib in Russia right after.”

“Those guys (have) got to fight,” White said. “It would have seemed a lot worse if those two guys fought (at UFC 209), and they were all sitting around waiting. It didn’t happen. That fight still needs to happen. So this thing could time out perfectly.”

“Those are the kind of things that make that kid a (expletive) superstar,” White said. “I’ve got guys telling me, ‘I don’t want to (expletive) – I don’t want to fight this guy, and I don’t want to do this.’ (Conor says), ‘I want Floyd Mayweather then I want (expletive) Khabib in Russia.’ How do you not love him? How do you not love Conor McGregor? Amazing.”

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Although he’s no longer the number one contender, Khabib Nurmagomedov will likely face Tony Ferguson for the interim title…

The Eagle

Unbeaten in his MMA career, Nurmagomedov looked to extend his run against Tony Ferguson at UFC 209. Unfortunately the Russian wrestler had to pull out just one day before the bout.

It’s likely the two will eventually fight before McGregor’s return to MMA, but as we know nothing is certain in this sport. Yes, the division is being held up by ‘The Notorious,’ but should fans be criticizing him so heavily?

After all, making $100 million for one fight will never happen for McGregor in the UFC…

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