VIDEO | First footage of Floyd Mayweather training for Conor McGregor

June 21, 2017 10:12 am by Evan Bell

With just 68 days to go until Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather step into the ring together at the T-Mobile Arena, training camp is underway for both men ahead of what is being called the biggest fight in combat sports history.

Mayweather, who will be seeking his 50th professional win as he looks to extend his unbeaten streak, can be seen in the brief video above training for McGregor by shadowboxing with weights, and using an ab roller.

While Mayweather will be seeking his 50th professional win, McGregor on the other hand will be looking to not only hand Mayweather his first professional loss, but also pick up his first professional win in boxing.

With that being said, McGregor has no plans to continue to box professionally after the fight, and according to Dana White, will look to return to the Octagon after the fight with Mayweather to defend his lightweight championship, which he won in November of 2016 by knocking out Eddie Alvarez to be crowned the first ever simultaneous two-division UFC champion. Many fight fans do however have their doubts regarding McGregor returning to the Octagon to defend his belt after the fight with Mayweather.

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Ahead of the fight, McGregor reportedly is set to earn $100 million for the scrap, which would certainly all but guarantee that he and his family are set for life.

Regardless, UFC President Dana White is confident that McGregor will “turn right around” and defend his UFC lightweight title in 2017, likely part of their deal that saw the UFC President negotiate with Mayweather’s team in order to secure a fight between the Irish superstar and Mayweather.

When he returns to the Octagon, there will be no shortage of contenders waiting to challenge him for the 155 pound title.

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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/21/2017.


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