Mayweather and McGregor Set for the Octagon
No knees, no kicks, no takedowns, no point. Mayweather and McGregor could be meeting in a modified rules MMA fight.
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather made headlines for different reasons last weekend, with McGregor smashing up a bus carrying UFC fighters and getting arrested, and Mayweather stating that if he returns to fighting, it “has to be in the octagon”.
But their busy weekend activity could be very well timed, as reports have surfaced that the two biggest names in combat sports could be set for a rematch, in an octagon.
However, according to Omar Al Raisi, who is the editor in chief of The Sports Journal in Dubai, the rumoured rematch will be far from a regular MMA fight.
Al Raisi claims that the two larger than life characters have agreed to a “modified rules” bout, with “No kicks, no take downs, no elbows, no knees. Certain things will be allowed like the clinch”.
He also states that the fight will be 5-five minute rounds in the octagon, with four ounce gloves and no shoes.
After Mayweather defeated McGregor in their boxing match last August, both fighters have teased that they will eventually meet again in the octagon. But seriously, what’s the point of fighting in the octagon under a completely different set of rules?
No kicks, takedowns, elbows and knees virtually make this a boxing match in cage. We all got conned into watching these trash talking “rivals” face off in the ring last year (some of us paying $60 on pay-per-view), and it appears that Mayweather and McGregor are fabricating an MMA rematch so they can once again laugh all the way to the bank.
It appears that the fight will be co-promoted by Mayweather, McGregor and the UFC, assuming that Dana White will forgive the Irishman for his outrageous behaviour in Brooklyn last week.
Similar to their initial fight, the rematch will do nothing for either fighter’s legacy, but we will inevitably tune in to watch this circus.
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