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"I'm feeling very confident I can walk through any shot and break him down", McGregor said.

"But right now we're just focused on putting him away come August 26 and then we will see what happens after that".

Although Mayweather has been used to generating hundreds of millions of dollars from a single fight, this is new territory for White and McGregor - the previous pay-per-view sales record was 1.65m for the Irishman's rematch with Nate Diaz past year.

McGregor preferred the lighter gloves since he is used to the fingerless, four-ounce gloves typically worn in MMA. According to the NSAC, fights above 147 pounds require 10 ounce gloves.

'The first time I remember the Mayweather thing was those guys were going back and forth and I was like "this is insane that Conor and Mayweather are talking smack to each other",' he said.

The Nevada Athletic Commission ruled earlier in the day the fight would use eight-ounce gloves rather than the traditional 10-ouncers mandated for any match above 147 pounds. "MMA fighters - we are not paid the same as boxers", Till told Sky Sports News.

"My whole life has been about boxing and about fitness, and now I'm taking everything I developed and bringing it into the fitness market", said Floyd Mayweather.

McGregor built his reputation as one of the leading figures in the UFC, but few within the boxing community give him any chance of even testing an opponent who is 40 and has been inactive for nearly two years.

"I feel like he will beat McGregor but I really want McGregor to win in my heart". You've got pros and cons on both sides and both athletes asking for it. Only this time, instead of bigging up McGregor's abilities, he was talking shit about the fighter and his team.

"He's a lot younger".

"You put a white hat on him and give him a white shirt, he looks like the Pillsbury Doughboy".

  • Rosalie Stanley