It’s pretty common in big fights like these. Rumors fly in from left and right. Some rumors have absolutely no basis. We are a little over a month away from the blockbuster Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor boxing spectacle, and there are rumblings that McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion, has been knocked out during sparring by a well-known professional boxer.

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Jessie Vargas says Brandon Rios knocked out Conor McGregor in sparring

In an interview with Villainfy Media, former welterweight champion Jessie Vargas claims he has heard within his circle that McGregor was knocked out by Mexican-American fighter Brandon Rios.

“He got knocked out cold. We hearing stories,” said Vargas. “The boxing world is small, you hear these things. I heard they tried Brandon Rios but he knocked out Conor, so they had to push him away.”

That’s a pretty big claim to make. Let’s hope Vargas at least has some kind of proof to back that up. Otherwise, it’s just a big fat lie.

Then again, Vargas doesn’t really think much of McGregor’s chances to begin with. The boxer says McGregor has about a one percent chance of beating Mayweather in August.

“I just got tired of it, but I’m looking forward to seeing Floyd get the victory by knockout. Conor is going to get knocked out. Floyd always lives up to the hype, I have no doubt about that, Floyd will get the victory. I actually wanna put some money on it, you know, Conor has like 1% chance of winning,” said Vargas.


Brandon Rios says that is a total lie!

It comes as a fortunate surprise then, that there are at least some journalists that report the truth. While some outlets completely ran with this story without a follow-up, we have a scoop for you. Based on reports by long-time boxing vlogger Elie Seckbach of ESNEWS, Brandon Rios said himself that he never knocked out Conor McGregor, and has never even met the guy.

This is why we love a guy like Brandon Rios. Yeah, he’s been hit in the head a little too much but at least, he’s a pretty stand up individual. Thanks to Rios setting the record straight, McGregor fans won’t have much to worry about for the time being.

With both the McGregor and Mayweather fight camps tight lipped, there is no indication of what we will see on August 26. As of now, the general consensus is that Mayweather will box McGregor’s ears off to a unanimous decision.

Floyd Mayweather & Conor McGregor-The unlikely duo who clash this summer…

We’ll find out when they step into the ring

Whatever shape these two fighters come in. Whether or not McGregor will have done his homework and prepared for Mayweather with the intent to win. Or maybe he really is just after a payday. That all remains to be seen.

We’ll find out as soon as McGregor and Mayweather touch leather for the first time.

Until then, let the rumors and the speculation fly. Jessie Vargas was the first, and he certainly won’t be the last as there are over four weeks left to go. After the absolute circus that was the MacMay World Tour, we can’t expect anything less.

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