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Chael Sonnen: Nate Diaz Is Going To Fight Conor McGregor In December
September 26 2017, 04:04 | Sammy Rose
The megafight between Conor Mc Gregor and Floyd Mayweather drew an attendance of 13,231
Diaz is one of the rare fighters who managed to beat McGregor, but the Irishman avenged his defeat in the second fight.
Assuming the preliminary estimates hold up, Mayweather will have participated in the top four pay-per-view events of all time. Nevertheless, Mayweather kept his cool and methodically waited for McGregor to tire around the eighth round before unloading barrage after barrage of punches, causing referee Robert Byrd to stop the fight. The octagon is McGregor's, but together, they exceeded expectations and showed the resilience to fight.
Even though McGregor lost, this clip and his post-fight press conference only brought him more popularity. Mayweather estimated after the fight he would make $300-350 million, while McGregor said his take would be around $100 million.
But the American, who is now 50 fights unbeaten, grew into the bout and eventually completely out-classed the boxing rookie. He knew from the start he wasn't going to be troubled. Having made a name for himself as the biggest star the UFC has ever produced, McGregor earned a guaranteed $30 million for his bout with the boxing icon, and is also expected to receive more once all the revenue is split.
Mayweather's'Fight of the Century against Manny Pacquiao made $72.2m from ticket sales
"He gassed, but it was his first fight". I thought that was a fair play move on my behalf and I came in and I won.
As they stand, events like McGregor vs. Mayweather and Bisping vs. St-Pierre, and I'm sure the eventual return of Brock Lesnar, draw in the largest sums of money. And while Waterson said she'd "love for McGregor to win" and "wouldn't put it past [him]", she continued, "on any given day, anyone can get rocked". It might not be this year or the year after that because there's a lot of money that you got to spend to get him in there, ' said Chris Jericho to Sports Illustrated. They both wanted to win and gave the world a sensational spectacle which exceeded most, if not all, expectations of the "Money Fight". The previous record for pre-fight stakes was the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight, but that is now just a thing of the past after this behemoth ended. Malignaggi has already stated he'd be willing to end his retirement for the chance to face McGregor inside the ring.
In the weeks leading up to the Mayweather fight, there was a heated feud between McGregor and Malignaggi, who retired earlier this year. I think he'd fight Paulie Malignaggi.