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7 things that are definitely going to happen in Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather’s press conferences

7 things that are definitely going to happen in Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather’s press conferences

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by July 11, 2017 Sports

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will go head to head in a mega-fight that could generate an eye-watering $500million in revenue in August.

The boxing and UFC merger has split opinion among ‘purist’ fight fans who see the event as nothing more than a PR spectacle and those who cannot wait to see leather being traded.



Whatever your feeling on the fight, it’s highly anticipated, and the pair’s press conferences to promote the bout in the US and Britain will be watched by millions.

Here we outline what you can expect to see from the press conferences, which kick off in Los Angeles on Tuesday. All we can say is, expect fireworks.

Both fighters will be late

Why break a habit of a lifetime, eh?

The pair are notorious for keeping the press on its toe – making people wait ages for the event to get underway.

In fact, both men will be so keen to arrive after their opponent, they may not arrive at all. What a turn out for the books that will be.

McGregor will kick-off

Perhaps a bit mean to single out the UFC fighter given that Mayweather isn’t one to shy away from a bit of trash talking.

But out of the two – and given that he is aware of coming into this fight as the ‘B side’, as Mayweather puts it – McGregor will feel he has something to prove.

Expect voices to be raised, insults to be thrown, the Dublin fighter ‘confusing’ Mayweather senior for his opponent and, perhaps, bottles thrown.

Both men will fight over the microphone

It’s no secret both men like the sound of their own voices and having to share the microphone will probably be hugely frustrating.

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McGregor will get the trash talk in early – as we mentioned above.

While we’re predicting Mayweather to take the moral high ground. He’s the boxer, the purist, the professional, NOT the challenger.

You can expect a king’s speech from the American, similar to the one he gave in the press conference of his last fight.

A lot more bulls***

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor of Ireland takes the belt of lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (not pictured) during the UFC 205 press conference inside The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2016 in New York City

This is in fact a Dana White prediction, but we agree with the UFC president.

The event encapsulates both UFC and boxing – two different sports that conduct their business, and crucially, their press conferences, differently.

We’ve already addressed the way the two fighters will clash in terms of trash talk and the taking of the moral high ground.

But with confusion over who should be doing what and whose turn it is to take the microphone next, you can expect ‘a lot more bulls***’.

Mayweather will look incredibly chilled out about the whole thing

Going back to the point we made about him delivering a king’s speech, we’re predicting there to be an air of superiority about the American.

He’s the undefeated professional who will rock up in a pair of shades and in the same way he did in the Ricky Hatton press conference, listen to the trash talk selectively.

He’ll also act like nothing is getting to him, and, like he did against Hatton, probably put his feet up on the table and recline.

McGregor will arrive in a brilliantly outlandish outfit

It’s definitely going to happen. There is no way the Irishman is going to arrive in a plain T-shirt and trousers, is there?

He’ll turn up in something eye-catching, and he’ll probably dance to his seat while lapping up the spotlight.

Having said that, Mayweather will also be dressed to impressed.

Dana White will anxiously step between the fighters

And finally, there will come a moment when the UFC president – whether he’s invited to or not – will take centre stage between the fighters.



At this point they’ll be goading each other, threatening to come to blows, and he’ll be eyeing them up in anxious anticipation.

He might even be forced to come between them before smiling sheepishly to the crowd when it all settles down once more.

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