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.
It’s not surprising that UFC strawweight champ Joanna Jędrzejczyk (-440) is the betting odds favorite with U.S. Sportsbooks over Rose Namajunas (+350) going into their championship title fight at UFC 217 on Nov. 4. The question is, can Rose somehow upset Joanna Champion and do what no one else has yet been able to? The short answer … Read more