Note: This is a column I wrote for Creators.
Well fight fans, I didn’t think it would happen but it’s been confirmed. UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will face one of the greatest boxers of all-time – Floyd Mayweather Jr. – in a boxing match at 154 pounds. The match will take place Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena. It’s my mother’s birthday, so I think my sister and my buddies might be able to talk her into going to a restaurant to watch the fight.
In all seriousness, to say worlds are colliding would be an understatement.
In one corner you have the undefeated Mayweather, who will step back into the ring for the first time since his win against Andre Berto in September 2015.
In the other, you have McGregor, the biggest star in MMA, who when we last left him had beaten Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title, becoming the first fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold championships in two divisions. – he also held the featherweight belt at the time.
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