This Saturday night, Conor McGregor will enter the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and step through the ropes for a boxing match with undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. He does not appear to have taken this momentous opportunity lightly.
On Tuesday, McGregor took to his official Instagram to share a photo of himself looking absolutely ripped. See this picture of the ultra-shredded Irishman below:
“The final rev of the engine on the [Conor McGregor FAST] conditioning program tonight,” McGregor said in the caption for this photo. “What a camp it has been!”
When we last saw Conor McGregor in the Octagon, he produced an incredible knockout of Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight championship. Given that he still owned the UFC featherweight title at that time, this made him the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously. In his next most recent fight, McGregor avenged his only UFC loss – an early 2016 submission loss to Nate Diaz – with a hard-fought majority decision win. He is 21-3 as a pro mixed martial artist, and 0-0 as a pro boxer. One way or another, that boxing record will change this weekend.
Mayweather, meanwhile, is a flawless 49-0 as a pro boxer. After his last fight, a 2015 decision defeat of Andre Berto, the boxing legend elected to hang up the gloves. Yet this lucrative crossover fight with the Irish MMA star McGregor was apparently enough to pull him back to the ring.
Do you think Floyd Mayweather will make it 50-0 opposite Conor McGregor, or will McGregor score an upset for the ages and hand the defensively brilliant boxer his first pro loss?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/22/2017.