Victor Ortiz on Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather: 'It's Two Different Sports'

The Irishman is just nine days away from facing the undefeated world champion in Las Vegas

The Irishman is just nine days away from facing the undefeated world champion in Las Vegas

Check back next week as the crew heads out west to the fight capital of the world for the McGregor-Mayweather super-fight. McGregor responded that he didn't really care either way what the size gloves were.

Tickets for the screening of the fight can be purchased online here, for both the Esplanade Road, Paignton venue, as well as the Barbican Leisure Centre, Plymouth cinema.

McGregor preferred the lighter gloves since he is used to the fingerless, four-ounce gloves typically worn in MMA.

"I think, if McGregor stops him early, he'll win in the first three rounds".

"I'm ready to go to war for the full 12 rounds and I am ready to put him away in the first 10 seconds".

The 28-year-old Irishman became the first UFC fighter to hold two belts simultaneously when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez in NY last November for the lightweight championship.

Yesterday the Nevada State Athletic Commission ruled that the fighters could wear eight ounce gloves as opposed to the usual ten ounce.

In any case, the NSAC on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of the fight taking place in 8-ounce gloves - a one-time exception to its rules, ESPN said. "Maybe he can come over after the fight and try to challenge for my lightweight belt, although I'm not sure he will be happy with that one". You've got pros and cons on both sides and both athletes asking for it.

Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), followed McGregor on the conference call and predicted the fight could even threaten the reported $600 million haul from the Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao 2015 showdown. "He's a lot younger, so youth is on his side". And I'm in my 40s.

Finally, Iole talked about how massive the bout has become and what the collision of boxing and MMA means on paper, before offering a hypothetical look at how McGregor can win.

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