Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will be fighting on August 26th and Buffalo Bills’ head coach Sean McDermott can’t wait.
The Connor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight has been the most anticipated fight since the Mayweather-Pacquiao days — and will continue to be the most anticipated fight until August 26th. It’s a date that even Buffalo Bills‘ head coach Sean McDermott has circled on his calendar.
When asked who Sean McDermott will be rooting for, he replied:
"“I love the competition,” he said. “I am a Conor McGregor fan. I love the edge and I’ve got some Irish in me here and there. I will be watching.”"
The news became official on Wednesday, when Mayweather and McGregor both took to social media. Just hours after being approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Mayweather posted “It’s Official!!!” and McGregor posted “The Fight Is On.”
The fight was approved for the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, but UFC President Dana White said differently, stating it’ll be held at T-Mobile Arena.
The two will touch gloves on August 26th.
Conor McGregor will enter the fight as the underdog and will have a lot to prove, being a UFC fighter. He has shown that he can be a champion in two different weight classes, but now he is switching sports — which will be difficult.
Here’s what Dana White had to say:
"“Conor’s a mixed martial artist going into a boxing match with arguably the greatest boxer of all time. It actually elevates Conor McGregor, that this kid who had so much to lose is willing to step in and is absolutely confident he will win this fight,” White said."
At the same time, Floyd Mayweather will have a lot to prove as well. Not only has he taken two years off of boxing, but he is 40 years old and will be searching for his 50th consecutive win — don’t forget, this is a boxer that has NEVER lost.
This being Sean McDermott’s first season as a head coach, wouldn’t it be neat to see McDermott follow in Mayweather’s footsteps and go 49-0 to start his coaching career? Although unlikely, it’ll remain a possibility until Buffalo loses.
Here’s what Showtime executive Vice President Stephen Espinoza had to say about Floyd Mayweather:
"“Floyd Mayweather has been dominant for so long that people take him for granted,” Espinoza said. “But he’s taken two years off, he is 40, and he’s fighting a much larger, younger, stronger opponent who might not be an experienced boxer, but is experienced in combat sports and knows how to win fights.“Boxing rarely goes the way of conventional wisdom, and part of that could be the result of a guy who’s taken some time off and is older.”"
It’ll definitely be a fight to remember and will actually occur on the same day the Buffalo Bills play the Baltimore Ravens (in Baltimore) for Week 3 of preseason action.
It’ll make for a nice double-header on a Saturday.
At least we know who McDermott is rooting for — the Irish side. Personally, I’ll be doing the same and for the same reasons as Sean McDermott.
Who will you be rooting for, Floyd Mayweather or Conor McGregor? Leave your thoughts below!