The UFC Hype Machine is in full effect with their poster boy Conor McGregor set to face Floyd “Money” Mayweather Saturday night for the WBC “Money Belt” and de facto title of “king of boxing”. When bookmakers first opened the lines on Mayweather vs. McGregor, the betting odds heavily favored the unbeaten Mayweather. But as the weeks went on, the odds started to close the gap and as of Friday afternoon, just 24 hours before history is made, Mayweather is still the favorite at -450 and McGregor has closed the underdog status to just +325. If you still don’t think Conor has a shot, let UFC color man Joe Rogan, trainer Freddie Roach, Sugar Ray Leonard, Larry Holmes and others plant seeds of doubt in your mind. … Then watch this.
UFC 216 takes place this Saturday, Oct. 7 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In the headliner Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will battle for the interim lightweight championship. And in the co-headliner flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson looks to set the record with 11 consecutive title defenses as he takes on top contender Ray Borg. … Read more