The potentially record breaking fight between undefeated boxing great Floyd Mayweather and superstar UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is set for August 26. Two of the biggest stars from combat sports will meet in the boxing ring under the Queensberry Rules at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Money” Mayweather has always been one to make the fight walkout a spectacle bringing in celebrity friends with him along for the trek from backstage to the ring. We’ve seen Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, and even the Burger King make the walk alongside Mayweather.
Who can we expect to walk out with Mayweather this time? For this fight that many are predicting will break the current record for the richest fight in combat sports, which was Mayweather’s 2015 bout with Manny Pacquiao, ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star Jason Lee who is a close friend of Mayweather’s says he will be calling one of McGregor’s rivals for the walkout.
“Listen, I don’t know but I’m from Stockton, California and I was just with Floyd in London when the whole shit went down with Conor and I’m gonna make the call to Nate Diaz,” Lee said to TMZ. “I would love to see him walk out with Floyd. Oh yeah, that would be awesome for the town.
“He’s from Stockton. We’re from Stockton! Stockton people are almost on the level of a Ferrari. We gonna keep doing what it takes stay to stay relevant.”
When asked if Bieber would be walking out with Mayweather for this fight, Lee was quick to shoot it down.
“Naw,” said Lee. Bieber found Jesus and is somewhere prayed up.”
TMZ then asked if Bieber was no longer down with The Money Team and Lee said, “I don’t want to officially say that. I just want to say I don’t see Bieber walking out with Floyd.”
Could Bieber’s support for Conor McGregor have something to do with this?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/26/2017.