The fight is now official. UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will step into the boxing ring to battle undefeated great Floyd Mayweather this August 28 at the T-Mobile Arena in the combat sports mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada. The pair will collide at a catchweight of 154 pounds. They will battle for up to 12 rounds in 10 oz. gloves.
Unsurprisingly, this news sent a quake through the combats worlds, as fans, journalists, and McGregor and Mayweather’s fellow fighters took to social media to share their elation, their disappointment, or their (feigned) disinterest.
Without further ado, here are some of the best reactions to this massive news from the combat sports community:
I’m genuinely surprised that we didn’t have Mayweather dragging his feet in negotiations for 12 months! https://t.co/EyrX19Tb5x
— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) June 14, 2017
I think Connor takes it!!!
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) June 14, 2017
Yo lemme get a credential. #MayweatherMcGregor
— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) June 14, 2017
— Gervonta Davis (@Gervontaa) June 14, 2017
Who you got? It’s official! @jamielynn @mayweatherpromotions @bigboymansion @girlcollection @themoneyteam @melissiarene @badmedina @moneyyaya @kingkoraun @zion_mayweather #TMT #TBE #MayweatherPromotions #connormcgregor #realconnor #mma #mmavsboxing #boxing #vegas #fightofthecentury #bestfighters #money💰#mgmgrand #bigmac #bigmoney #whoyougot @56laurennicole #fireandice @dyah_ali @fireicecryospa @prime_exotics305 #americantopteam #whathappensinvegas
— Dana White (@danawhite) June 14, 2017
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) June 14, 2017
Time to get behind it again. pic.twitter.com/dkmuQERtJu
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) June 14, 2017
People telling me Mayweather will have his hands full trying to land on McGregor -STOP IT! I respect McGregor BUT i ain’t Floyd and i landed pic.twitter.com/gd4dFi3XUU
— Chris van Heerden (@TheHeat001) June 14, 2017
Who do you think comes out on top in this Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor mega fight?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/14/2017.