You just know this is going to be all kinds of insane…
Pitting the worlds of boxing and MMA against each other, this fight has everyone in combat sports talking. Although normally known for their own banter, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have remained quiet on the most part.
That’s all set to change, though, as their world tour is kicking off today. Featuring three countries, 10,000KM of travelling, and four major cities worldwide, the MayMac tour will undoubtedly be nuts to watch.
With both men being known for their on-screen antics, there hasn’t been a press conference in modern history as highly anticipated as this.
Dana White Predicts Mayhem
Speaking to FOX Sports, UFC president Dana White teased an epic first press conference (July 11, 2017, that’s TONIGHT!):
“I think it’s going to be a hybrid of the boxing press conferences and UFC press conferences. Maybe more of a boxing press conference than it is ours,” White said after UFC 213 on Sunday.
“You know how mine are … No bull****, we walk in and we sit down and go ‘what’s up? Who has the first question?’ and we get rolling. It’s going to be ****ing s*** show, you know that,” he said. Absolute s*** show. So who knows (what will happen)? It’s going to be crazy.”
“I think there’s going to be a lot more bull**** in this one. Conor and I will come in and sit down and answer questions and when we’re asked questions. But I think there’s going to be a lot of speeches and all that.”
You Can Watch The First Stop of The World Tour Tonight, on The Youtube Stream Above
Starting at 6 PM EST, that’s 10PM GMT or 7AM AEST, the first stop of the world tour takes place in Los Angeles, then it’s off to Toronto, New York and finally London.
MAYWEATHER vs MCGREGOR WORLD TOUR FULL PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (all times AEST)
Los Angeles, USA— Staples Centre, Wednesday July 12 @ 7am, AEST
Toronto, Canada — Budweiser Stage, Thursday July 13 @ 7.30am AEST
New York City, USA — Barclays Centre, Friday July 14 @ 8.30am AEST
London, UK — SSE Wembley Arena, Saturday July 15 @ 4am AEST
Is This Where McGregor Will Win The Fight?
Many people have talked about McGregor’s apparent lack in boxing skills, but few have mentioned his ability to verbally torture his opponents. ‘The Notorious’ basically goaded Jose Aldo to running straight in and getting knocked out cold at UFC 194?
If he’s planning on doing the same to ‘Money,’ then tonight is where the mental warfare will begin. Mayweather has faced some serious hitters in the boxing world, but very few of them possessed the ability to get inside his head.
Planning on being there to witness the pressers? Tickets are free, but in short order after high demand:
Nearly 30,000 tickets were given away to fans in LA and New York for the Mayweather-McGregor press conferences according to @ShowtimeBoxing
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) 8 July 2017