Last Updated Aug 26, 2017 7:16 PM EDT The highly anticipated boxing match between the undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor is finally here. Here's everything you need to know before they face off on Saturday night.The fight will air on Saturday, August 26, at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT, 2 a.m. Sunday GMT). It will be broadcast on Showtime pay-per-view live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.You can order the event on TV, online and through Showtime's mobile application. The fight will cost you $89.95 for standard definition and $99.95 for high definition. (Showtime is a division of CBS.)Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) is the favorite (-375) over McGregor (+285) who is making his pro-boxing debut, according to Bovada.Fifty million people are expected to watch the fight Saturday. ESPN projects that it will make $606 million.On Thursday, MGM and William Hill's Nevada sportsbooks received massive bets on Mayweather, ESPN reports.At MGM, bettors placed $1 … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo How to watch Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor: Start time, live stream and latest odds
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Last Updated Aug 27, 2017 3:42 AM EDT Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather defeated UFC champion Conor McGregor in 10 rounds in their much-anticipated fight Saturday night.Mayweather figured out a 50th opponent Saturday night, letting McGregor have the early rounds before stalking him late and leaving the mixed martial artist defenseless and exhausted on the ropes in the 10th round. It was a smashing end to a career that earned Mayweather more money than any fighter before him - including an estimated $200 million for his last bout. "I think we gave the fans what they wanted to see," Mayweather said. "I owed them for the (Manny) Pacquiao fight." Mayweather battered McGregor around the ring in the later rounds, finally stopping him at 1:05 of the 10th with a flurry of punches that forced referee Robert Byrd to stop the fight. Before a pro-McGregor crowd that roared every time the UFC fighter landed a punch, Mayweather methodically broke him down after a slow start to score his … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Floyd Mayweather defeats Conor McGregor in 10 rounds
This weekend, as UFC star Conor McGregor faces off in a boxing match against undefeated pro boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., he'll have many young fans of mixed martial arts rooting for him. The popularity of MMA has been growing for years worldwide, and lately more kids are getting in on the action — despite the concerns of some parents and pediatricians. More than 3.5 million Americans of all ages participate in MMA for fitness or competition. Fifteen-year-old Korey Mendoza says he took it up it after he'd been bullied. "it's just good to learn how to defend yourself and know what to do," he told CBS News' Danielle Nottingham at the gym where he trains in San Bernardino, California. Korey's father, Sam Mendoza, supports his son's involvement and has seen the sport's popularity surge. "When we first started and would go to tournaments maybe there would be 100 kids, and now in the database we probably have about 600 or 700 looking for fights actively," he said. MMA star Ronda Rousey … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo MMA for kids: Could one of these teens be the next Conor McGregor or Ronda Rousey?
Conor McGregor lost to boxing champ Floyd Mayweather at the T-Mobile Arena for the 10th-round TKO. (Tom Donoghue)UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor speaks during a news conference for UFC 205, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)Conor McGregor addresses the media after his loss to Floyd Mayweather on Saturday, Aug 26, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas. Benjamin Hager Las Vegas Review-Journal @benjaminhphoto UFC superstar Conor McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold titles in two different weight classes when he beat lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden in New York in November 2016. He may soon be without a belt despite the fact he hasn’t stepped in the cage since that night. UFC president Dana White told the Los Angeles Times on Friday he would strip McGregor of the lightweight belt as soon as top contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champ Tony Ferguson step in the cage for the main … [Read more...] about UFC likely to strip Conor McGregor of title in April
Gareth A Davies 30 November 2017 • 5:34pm Conor McGregor is among the very biggest names in combat sports right now. Yet the Irishman has been out of action from a UFC Octagon for 13 months. The safest place for him right now is back in the gym, and back in the Octagon. Or even in a boxing ring if that is where he wishes to be next. The party should be over. Since winning the UFC lightweight crown at Madison Square Garden last November, when he made history as a concurrent two-weight world champion having also beaten Jose Aldo for the featherweight crown, McGregor has had one fight with Floyd Mayweather which has changed his life forever. Reportedly, that contest in Las Vegas earned him in the region of $100 million. It was a mega-event, capturing fight fans across the two codes of combat, but seemingly then jettisoning the brilliant mixed martial artist into a different sphere. It looks like he has been living life large, has become a father, yet his … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor needs to get back to what he does best