Conor McGregor responds to Floyd Mayweather’s 8 oz. glove offer

August 2, 2017 9:00 am by Tom Taylor
Conor McGregor

On August 26, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor will step into the boxing ring with undefeated boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. Originally, the pair were expected to battle in 10 oz. gloves, though a recent offer from Mayweather indicated that that could change.

Mayweather made his offer on social media, assuring that he was ok with wearing smaller, 8 oz. gloves, which would be much closer to the 4 oz. gloves to which McGregor has grown accustomed as an MMA fighter.

“Don’t believe what you hear in the media,” Mayweather said. “Don’t believe what you hear on blog sites. If it’s not coming directly from me, then it’s not true. I’m telling McGregor, “Let’s fight in 8 oz gloves”. McGregor can fight in any brand he prefers or chooses. I’ll be wearing 8 oz Grant gloves. Whatever advantage McGregor needs to feel more comfortable in the ring, I’m willing to accommodate. Let’s give the boxing and MMA fans what they want to see.”

This offer from Mayweather has now generated a response from McGregor, who doesn’t seem to care what size of gloves are used in the blockbuster boxing match.

“Another handy 12 rounds today,” McGregor said on Instagram. We are prepared to destroy Floyd. Pick whatever size gloves you want as well little man. I fight with 4oz. I don’t give a fuck about the size of the glove. I am coming sprinting at you with bricks. Know that. Brittle hands.”

What size gloves would you like to see Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor box in?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/2/2017.


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