Mayweather vs McGregor Live: Conor McGregor’s team could request a referee for Floyd Mayweather fight
McGregor VS Mayweather Fight Live Stream, The Nevada State Athletic Commission, who have placed veteran referee Kenny Bayless in charge of four of Mayweather’s previous five fights, are responsible for deciding the officials.We’re still looking into our options,” McGregor’s coach Owen Roddy exclusively told Sky Sports when asked if they planned a request.”We know we can ask for our own ref, and they can ask for theirs. We’ll look into it, and see who we think would suit the fight.”
McGregor’s team does not currently have any preference over the referee’s nationality, it was confirmed.Retired Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez has been working inside McGregor’s training camp to oversee the Irishman’s sparring.
“Joe comes in for fight simulation,” Roddy said. “Conor spars, and Joe refs the match like any ref would.”That’s for us to become familiar with the process. That’s all it is.”At this stage, we’ve had a ref for almost every spar, even back in Dublin. Conor has had so many spars in that regard – the ref wears full kit, goes through everything, then we spar. Joe is just the guy that we’ve been using because he was a great ref.”McGregor was not using Cortez’s experience to learn how to bend the rules, it was clarified.
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A source close to the two-weight UFC champ told The Sun: “Conor is as confident as ever ahead of this fight and he’s prepared to put his money where his mouth is.
“The message to his friends and family has been simple from Conor, he’s telling them to get rich off his back.“He has told a lot of people to back him if they want to earn some easy money.“They will have been reassured by the fact that he says he’s putting one million euros ($1.4 million AUD) on himself to win, that’s how confident he is.“We know how accurate Conor’s predictions have been in the past and that’s why people close to him will find his tip hard to ignore.”Floyd, 40, agreed to wear lighter than usual 8oz gloves earlier this week.But the Nevada State Commission quickly KO’d the idea, telling the pair they must compete in 10oz.Questions about Conor McGregor’s preparations for his fight with Floyd Mayweather have surfaced again after his sparring partner, the retired boxer Paulie Malignaggi, said he will leave the Irishman’s camp and described the event as a “fiasco”.
“I didn’t want to become the story, and that’s what this has turned into,” Malignaggi told ESPN on Thursday. “I won’t release any information about his game plan or what he’s working on – I wouldn’t do that. But this has become a fiasco. It’s a circus.
“And I do want that sparring video released. The UFC’s PI definitely has that video. I understand it can’t come out now, but Conor, if you have any balls, release what really happened.”
Malignaggi added that he and McGregor had “a mutual respect inside the ring” and that his departure was related to matters outside the ring.
McGregor, famed for his UFC career, faces Floyd Mayweather in a boxing fight on 26 August in Las Vegas. The fight has been criticized as a money-making stunt: the 40-year-old Mayweather is considered one of the greatest fighters of all time, while McGregor has no professional boxing experience. Both men could make over $100m from the fight.
However, the run-up to the bout has received negative attention. McGregor called Mayweather, who is African American, “boy” in their first press conference, a comment widely seen as racially insensitive, including by Mayweather himself. The American went on to call McGregor “a faggot”.
Tickets for the fight at Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena, which cost up to $15,000, have also sold slowly