Conor McGregor looking on point for this Friday’s weigh ins…
Two-weight world champion Conor McGregor might not have fought in the octagon for a while, but he’s been a busy man. Ahead of this weekend’s boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, McGregor has been literally all over the world promoting his brand.
The world tour consisted of four stops in three countries, then the real work could begin. As their training camps got underway, updates came out left and right. Leaked images and videos of sparring proved to be the biggest story from McGregor’s camp.
Mayweather has remained typically quiet, but now fight week is here we can expect that to change. As for McGregor, he’s been providing plenty of updates.
McGregor Looking Big 3 Weeks Ago, How About Today?
Heading down to 154 pounds for the Mayweather contest, McGregor has lost a lot of the mass he showed off on social media. The question is how much will McGregor regain on fight night?
Further to that, will being bigger play into his hands or not? Here’s a look at McGregor’s weight as of 24 hours ago:
While We’re Here, McGregor’s Comments on Mayweather’s Size
“He’s a small man. He’s in good shape, he’s right, the little bastard does look good for 40. He does look alright for a 40-year-old,” McGregor said. “Floyd is definitely not gonna take the shots, the legs, the body, the stability and the core, it doesn’t support him against this animal”
“His frame is just too small. He’s got a good jab, good lead hook, good check hook, good right hand, good pulls, good dips. In my opinion, his in and outs aren’t good, he’s flat, and against my style, he’ll find himself in trouble.”
Here’s another snapshot of McGregor taken 4 hours ago:
“We’re sitting here judging Paulie, a guy that’s been retired and just commentating and traveling the world, not going to the gym at all, going in there with a guy that’s just working out — an athlete period, that’s just working out,” Mayweather said Thursday on a media conference call. “Every day, every day. Honestly, it shouldn’t have even went 12 rounds with a young guy that’s an athlete.”
“I had a chance to see it and my thoughts is, it was real interesting,” Mayweather said. “But, you know, a lot of rabbit punching, illegal rabbit punching behind the head. A lot of shots were illegal. A lot of grappling, a lot of wrestling, a lot of illegal shots. That’s just my honest opinion.”
I still seen him being extremely dirty. But my job is not to worry about the referee, my job is to go out there and fight and let the referee do his job.”
“Like I said on numerous occasions building up to this fight, I’m coming straight ahead, so he don’t have nothing to worry about,” Mayweather said. “I look forward following the Queensberry rules of boxing and I’m pretty sure he looks forward to following the Queensberry rules of boxing.”