“A lot of things make this fight intriguing but the reality is this — anybody who has ever seen Floyd Mayweather, he’s this big. Conor McGregor is huge.”
Here we take a look at the recorded height, weight, and reach of both Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
Mayweather holds a 49-0 professional boxing record and is listed at a height of 5′ 8″ while McGregor, who holds a professional MMA record of 21-3 with no professional boxing record is listed at 5′ 9″ tall. According to their heights listed on their fighting records, McGregor will have the slight height advantage and it will be interesting to see what it looks like if the two ever face off.
With the reach of the two polarizing combat sports stars, one man does have a considerable advantage according to their recorded numbers. Floyd Mayweather’s recorded reach is 72″ while Conor McGregor’s reach is recorded at 74″ giving him the height and reach advantage.
With their weights, McGregor will also likely be the heavier fighter of the two if they ever step into the ring. Mayweather’s last fight against Andre Berto in 2015, “Money” weighed in at 146 pounds, coming in a pound under the boxing welterweight limit. We’ve seen Floyd in the media consistently since then and has not gained any noticeable amount of weight since retiring. The highest weight Mayweather has stepped on the scales for a fight was 151 pounds back in 2012 when he fought Miguel Cotto.
McGregor’s last fight was against Eddie Alvarez in November of last year where he stepped on the scales at 154.4 pounds where he became the first fighter in UFC history to hold two UFC division’s titles simultaneously. Prior to the bout against Alvarez, McGregor had a pair of UFC welterweight bouts against Nate Diaz where he stepped on the scales weighing in at 168 for both fights. Prior to the two welterweight fights against Diaz, McGregor fought his first seven fights in the UFC in the 145-pound featherweight division.
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/3/2017.