This is insane. BloodyElbow.com is reporting that 95% of the bets are on Conor McGregor in his bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on some betting sites. David Purdum Tweeted this earlier.
“As of today, there have been 277 bets on Floyd Mayweather @MGMRaceSports. There have been over 6,000 bets on Conor McGregor.”
More support for this claim comes from this quote by Jay Rood, vice president of MGM Resorts race and sports via an ESPN article.
“This is like hanging -3 on the Super Bowl and seeing the line move to -8. This could be the worst loss in the history of MGM Resorts.”
John Murray, manager and oddsmaker at Las Vegas Westgate Superbook broke down the dangers of so many bets being placed on McGregor.
“Ultimately, we want to be in a position where we win a significant amount on Mayweather, but we don’t want to be destroyed if McGregor wins. We don’t want this fight to cost us our whole year.”
Remember, Conor McGregor is making his pro boxing debut against the consensus best pound for pound boxer in the world. This world is crazy!