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 bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt (11-0) will defend his belt for the first time when he faces former teammate and former champ TJ Dillashaw (14-3) in the UFC 217 co-main event on Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Garbrandt won the belt with a dominant unanimous decision win over Dominick Cruz at … Read more