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.
A heavyweight championship match has been pegged for UFC 220 on Jan. 20 in Boston. Following his first-round destruction of Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 last weekend, Cameroon’s Francis Ngannou will challenge Stipe Miocic for his belt, according to reports. No one deserves the shot more than Ngannou who is unbeaten inside the octagon with … Read more