Floyd Mayweather Opens as Heavy Betting Favorite Over Conor McGregor

Sylvester Stallone will be betting on Conor McGregor to knock out Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in August's (17) big fight. "I am excited", said Holm, the former women's bantamweight champion. He has earned it. The ex-two-division champ, who recently became a father, has yet to defend the lightweight belt that he took from Eddie Alvarez in November at UFC 205. The same reason is what convinced McGregor to step into an unfamiliar arena of combat that will nearly surely end in defeat. For the first time ever an MMA/UFC champion will cross over into the world of boxing and challenge arguably the best boxer of our time. Can Conor win? Can he even touch Floyd? If I was doing this deal with Oscar right now he'd be far from disgusted, I promise you that one. "At the end of the day, it's the entertainment business and this is the Money Fight". He's 21-3 in mixed martial arts and is the only fighter in UFC history to hold two divisional titles at the same time. "One shot can change the whole outcome [of a fight so] we damn sure ain't taking Conor McGregor lightly [because] when he touches people, it has a tremendous impact".

Either way, Mayweather-McGregor is coming, whether you like it or not, and it will dominate most of the chatter across both boxing and MMA over the coming couple of months.

FOX Sports UFC host Todd Grisham: "Am I excited for the fight? Yes!"

The Mayweather-McGregor fight will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules.

Ronda Rousey of the United States (left) faces-off with compatriot Holly Holm for the UFC fight in Melbourne on November 13, 2015. However, experience is clearly on his side in this fight as his opponent has never had a professional boxing match. That's a testament to his star power. And I loved the way McGregor persuaded Mayweather for this to happen.

It'll be interesting to see if that does transpire.

Immediately after Espinoza's comments, UFC president Dana White added that the fight with McGregor would also benefit off the mistakes made by Showtime, HBO and Mayweather Promotions in the making of the superfight with Pacquiao.

  • Salvatore Jensen