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McGregor Thinks He Can Knock Out Mayweather In 10 Seconds

McGregor Thinks He Can Knock Out Mayweather In 10 Seconds

Conor McGregor has said that he plans on flooring Floyd Mayweather Jr 'in 10 seconds' in their mega-clash at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Speaking to ESPN, he said: "We are prepared for every possible outcome.

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"Part of me wants to show some skill and dismantle him that way. I'm ready to put him away in the first 10 seconds."

The build-up to the fight has been bigger than any in boxing history, as MMA star McGregor switches to boxing to fight the undefeated (49-0) American.

It comes after the UFC fighter posted a picture of himself, with the camera looking up towards him with his arms aloft, with the caption: "Wake up Floyd. It's all over."

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Dana White recently released footage of The Notorious sparring with Paulie Malignaggi, and the Irishman certainly wasn't holding back.

Credit: Dana White

Mixed Martial Arts analyst Robin Black weighed in on the footage, and believes that because McGregor doesn't fit the mould of a traditional boxer, that might actually work in his favour.

In a YouTube video, Black says: "There's going to be a lot of little things that really exist in the art of fighting that are slightly different from boxing.

"[McGregor] doesn't have to do what you call boxing. He just has to fight with two hands, in a ring, in the same rounds, with the same rules. It doesn't mean he has to box in the way that you think of boxing."

Black adds: "Floyd Mayweather and all other boxers of the top level are extremely specialised, and in doing so, they become more and more hyper-specialised, so there's all this other stuff that could happen outside of their specialisation that they're unfamiliar with, and that's how you try to beat them."

The odds on McGregor winning have shortened even if Mayweather is still the big favourite.

McGregor, who was once as long as 6/1 to win, is now 3/1 with some bookmakers, while Mayweather has seen his odds come down from 1/6 to 1/4.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/PA

Topics: mayweather, mcgregor

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

 

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