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Conor McGregor Should Risk Floyd Mayweather DQ over KO, Says Justin Buchholz

MMA coach Justin Buchholz believes Conor McGregor should risk potential disqualification in an attempt to avoid being knocked out by Floyd Mayweather when they meet on August 26. McGregor, who has never been involved in a professional boxing bout, is a big underdog when the two meet. Show More Summary

Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Betting Odds Drop to Under 4-1 for Notorious

Conor McGregor opened as a +950 underdog (wager $100 to win $950) for his megafight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. when buzz started to circulate last November that the two could duke it out in a boxing match, but his odds have shifted...Show More Summary

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Betting Reportedly May Surpass Super Bowl

Kevin Bradley, Bovada's sports book manager, told Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports that betting on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight will likely surpass the Super Bowl: "We knew this fight would be big, potentially even bigger than the Super Bowl, but now we are almost certain it will be. Show More Summary

Jermain Taylor Arrested After Allegedly Biting, Threatening to Kill Woman

Former boxing middleweight champion Jermain Taylor has had yet another run-in with the law as he was arrested for allegedly biting and threatening to kill a woman. TMZ reported the news, adding Taylor is already on probation stemming from multiple incidents over the past few years. Show More Summary

Floyd Mayweather Reportedly Was Harassed by Fans Leaving Conor McGregor Presser

Fans of Conor McGregor reportedly harassed Floyd Mayweather Jr. outside of the SSE Arena in London after the last press conference of the fighters' world tour, swarming Money's Rolls-Royce as he tried to leave. TMZ Sports reported the...Show More Summary

Floyd Mayweather Doesn't Believe Conor McGregor Was KO'd in Sparring Session

Despite rumors, Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Monday that he doesn't believe Conor McGregor was knocked out during a sparring session. As seen in the following video courtesy of Villainfy Media, boxer Jessie Vargas said last week that the...Show More Summary

Robert Guerrero Announces Retirement from Boxing Following Knockout Loss

Robert Guerrero announced Monday he has officially retired from professional boxing: Guerrero is coming off a third-round TKO defeat to Omar Figueroa Jr. on Saturday at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Saturday. He finishesShow More Summary

Conor McGregor's Father Says Son Is Not Racist Amid Floyd Mayweather Comments

Conor McGregor's father Tony has weighed in on the ongoing controversy revolving around the UFC lightweight champion and several comments he made during the four-day press tour to promote his upcoming boxing match against Floyd Mayweather,...Show More Summary

The Question: Should McGregor Have Actually Been Sanctioned to Fight Mayweather?

The Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor world tour kicked off July 11 with four stops at major metropolitan cities across the globe. And with that, we can say, it’s really happening. This pipe dream of a fight that emanated fromShow More Summary

Jessie Vargas Says Conor McGregor Was KO'd During Sparring for Floyd Mayweather

While Conor McGregor spent the last week going toe to toe with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on the microphone, former world champion Jessie Vargas cast further doubt on whether McGregor can hang with Mayweather in the ring. In an interview with Villainfy Media, Vargas said McGregor got knocked out during a sparring session in preparation for his Aug. Show More Summary

The Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor World Tour in 10 Quotes

The Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor world tour wrapped up on Friday afternoon, and it was an absolute roller coaster. There were vicious one-liners, then there were head-shaking flops. There were memorable sights, then there was silly peacocking. Show More Summary

Freddie Roach Says Manny Pacquiao Needs Jeffrey Horn Rematch or Retirement

Freddie Roach, the trainer of Manny Pacquiao, says the legendary fighter "got old overnight" and must avenge his loss to Jeffrey Horn or retire from the sport. "Fight a rematch with Horn, otherwise retire," Roach told TMZ Sports when asked what's next for Pac-Man. Show More Summary

Floyd and Conor Are More Like a Comedy Duo Than Bitter Rivals After 'World Tour'

Nobody enjoyed their time on the road more than Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Maybe in the end that was part of the problem. The "world tour" designed to drum up hype for the pair's August 26 boxing match wrapped up Friday inShow More Summary

Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather Trade Insults in London Press Conference

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor completed their weeklong, worldwide media tour Friday by trading verbal jabs at the SSE Arena in London. McGregor continued his trend of delivering an expletive-filled rant directed toward Mayweather and everybody else associated with the Money Team, including the bodyguards. Show More Summary

Floyd Mayweather Uses Homophobic Slur Toward Conor McGregor in Press Conference

During the final day of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor worldwide press tour, Mayweather used a homophobic slur directed at McGregor. ESPN's Dan Rafael reported what Mayweather said during Friday's press conference (WARNING: CONTAINS...Show More Summary

Dana White Says Conor McGregor Can't Use MMA Moves vs. Floyd Mayweather

If Conor McGregor has any designs on breaking out MMA moves against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26, UFC president Dana White did his best to dissuade him Thursday. When asked about the possibility of McGregor going beyond the rulesShow More Summary

Conor McGregor's Brooklyn Embarrassment

In hindsight, maybe a four-city press tour wasn't such a great idea. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor hit the Big Apple on Thursday for a big to-do designed to build anticipation for their massive August 26 boxing match. It was a repeat performance of the previous two days in name only. Show More Summary

Floyd Mayweather Says Conor McGregor 'Losing a Lot of Fans' Over Racist Remarks

Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes upcoming opponent Conor McGregor is "losing a lot of fans" over accusations of racism on the boxing fight's world press conference tour. McGregor initially caused controversy after recently telling Mayweather...Show More Summary

Floyd Mayweather Says Barack Obama May Attend Conor McGregor Fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has said former President of the United States Barack Obama could attend his August 26 fight against Conor McGregor. In an interview with TMZ on the press tour ahead of their bout next month, Mayweather spoke highly...Show More Summary

Floyd Mayweather Says Conor McGregor 'Can't Disrespect Black People, Period'

The press conferences with Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have already featured plenty of trash talk, but Mayweather believes his opponent crossed the line Thursday. "He totally disrespected my daughter. He disrespected the mother of my daughter. Show More Summary

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