Welcome to watch Mayweather vs McGregor Weigh-In Live Stream which also takes place at the T-Mobile Arena, will be the last time the two controversial fighters face off before they settle their feud in the ring. The match will take place at 154 pounds, but Mayweather apparently doesn’t think McGregor is going to be able to get under that threshold. In a video interview with FightHype.com, Mayweather questioned the 29-year-old Irishman’s fitness level.
Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 6 p.m. ET/PT
Live Stream:Showtime SHO.com
The 28-year-old Irishman became the first UFC fighter to hold two belts simultaneously when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez in New York last November for the lightweight championship.
The UFC stripped McGregor of his featherweight belt shortly after that fight when he announced he would be taking some time off after he and long-time partner Dee Devlin had their first baby in May.
Known for his devastating striking and highlight-reel knockouts, McGregor is also quick and irrational on his feet, but few would back him to beat one of the most complete boxers of all time.
The match will take place at 154 pounds, but Mayweather apparently doesn’t think McGregor is going to be able to get under that threshold.
In a video interview with FightHype.com, Mayweather questioned the 29-year-old Irishman’s fitness level.
“Conor McGregor is extremely heavy right now,” he said in a video published Tuesday. He added he believes McGregor is around 164 pounds.
McGregor didn’t take kindly to these comments and said it was a sign that Mayweather was looking for an excuse before Saturday’s contest.
“He needs to shut his mouth,” McGregor said, per USA Today‘s Martin Rogers. “It is a fool of a thing. Let him keep praying, praying for weight, for fatigue, praying for me to take a backward step. All he is doing is praying, but he is praying to the new god of boxing.”
Vastly experienced American referee Robert Byrd will be the third man in the ring, with the judges confirmed as Burt Clements, Dave Moretti, both American, and Guido Cavalleri, of Italy, after McGregor’s team had requested an international judge in the trio.
Byrd refereed Mayweather’s unanimous points decision victory against Robert Guerrero four years ago. Mayweather’s last three fights were refereed by Kenny Bayless, but he was ruled out after critical comments from McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh.