It’s safe to say that the scheduled fight between UFC fighter Conor McGregor and boxer Floyd Mayweather is one of the most keenly anticipated matches of all time. Absolutely everyone has been talking about the bout, and the world of martial arts and pugilism is completely divided over who will knock out whom.
Suffice to say, I’m completely uncertain myself. It could go either way, and in many respects, the two men have a lot more in common than they give each other credit for, even though they’re very different kinds of fighter. They’re both in their prime, at the peak of their powers, and are renowned for their technical skill as much as their insane training regimes and dedication to honing their brutal skills.
But aside from that, Mayweather and McGregor are also well-known for their larger-than-life personalities and supreme self-confidence. They like to party long and hard and go on insane spending sprees when they win big bucks, and they like to aggressively intimidate their opponent before the first bell rings. I guess it’s true what they say: a fight is nine tenths psychological. That’s probably why the pre-match trash talk has been so uncompromising and protracted. This is definitely a grudge match, and both fighters have made it clear that they’re willing to risk it all and go the distance to put send the other man to sleep.
However this week McGregor has shown that he’s really willing to put his money where his mouth is, and for one it doesn’t look like posturing braggadocio. Conor McGregor has just made an insane bet on himself to win the scheduled match, and the amount of cash at stake is guaranteed to make your heart leap.
The Irish Fighter is apparently so confident that he’ll be able to knock out Floyd Mayweather, that he’s bet nearly 1 million Euro on himself to win. The Dubliner will finally square off against Mayweather on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He’s apparently gone so far as to state plainly: “I will knock this man outside inside four rounds.” He’s even encouraging friends and family to do the same, stating that it’s “easy money.” It’s a lot of money is what it is Conor. Jeez.
A source a close to McGregor told the Irish Sun, “Conor is as confident as ever ahead of his fight and he’s prepared to put his money where his mouth is. The message to his friends and family has been simple from Conor, he’s telling them to get rich off his back. He has told a lot of people to back him if they want to earn some easy money.”
The same source added, “They will have been reassured by the fact that he says he’s putting €1 million on himself to win, that’s how confident he is. We know how accurate Conor’s predictions have been in the past and that’s why people close to him will find his tip hard to ignore.”
Even if McGregor loses the match, he’s already made so much money in ticket sales alone that it won’t even touch his overall revenue. He’s already made an insane amount of cash off the back of this battle.