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Mma Legend Bas Rutten: Conor McGregor Should Box Next, Here's Why

  • TMZ
[[tmz:video id="0_8nr70gbr"]] Here's something you don't hear everyday -- a Ufc Hall of Famer saying Conor McGregor's next fight should be in Boxing, not Mma! "If he's a smart guy he should keep on boxing -- that's what I would do," Bas Rutten told TMZ Sports. Don't get it twisted -- Bas says he wants to see Conor come back and defend his Ufc lightweight belt ... but at the same time, thinks it'd be crazy for
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Ufc's Bruce Buffer: Pacquiao's People Have Been Calling About McGregor Fight

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[[tmz:video id="0_wjvscu1l"]] Manny Pacquiao's so set on fighting Conor McGregor, his people have been hitting up their Ufc connects to make it happen -- including legendary Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer. We got Bruce at Lax ... and he told us Team Pac-Man's been hounding him to help broker the deal for the past 6 Months. "I’ve had some of Manny’s friends call me and say, 'Can you talk to Conor’s management?'" "I told 'em,
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Conor McGregor: Forget Pacquiao, I Want an Mma Fight Next!

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[[tmz:video id="0_3fzer3un"]] Sorry Pacquiao ... Conor McGregor says his putting his boxing career on hold for a bit -- because he wants his next bout to be a "real fight." Conor was out with his baby mama Dee Devlin in NYC when he was asked about his fighting future -- and rumors he's hammering out a deal to box Manny Pacquiao.  But McGregor shot that down real fast -- insulting the sweet science in the process ... saying, "I
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Ufc's Brendan Schaub Says Pacquiao Would Whoop McGregor Worse Than Mayweather

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[[tmz:video id="0_6o5u6108"]] Conor McGregor actually had a shot against Floyd Mayweather ... but he would get straight-up Smashed by Manny Pacquiao -- so says ex-ufc star Brendan Schaub. We got Schaub -- an analyst on the MayMac media tour -- to weigh in on McGregor vs. Pacquiao with rumors of the super-fight swirling ... and he told TMZ Sports Conor doesn't have a chance in hell of upsetting Manny. "I actually think it's a tougher fight for Conor," Brendan said.
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Floyd Mayweather: I Still Haven't Cashed Pacquiao or McGregor Checks

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[[tmz:video id="0_7tp6n93q"]] Could you imagine having $600 Million in uncashed checks lying around the house?  Floyd Mayweather says that's exactly the case with him ... telling TMZ Sports he still has Not cashed his massive checks from the Manny Pacquiao and the Conor McGregor fights.  Mayweather was leaving Tao in L.A. with his entourage Thursday night when he talked about everything from his health to his wealth.  Fun Fact: Floyd says he wants to bring his Las Vegas
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Mayweather-McGregor PPV Buys Near Record; Final Numbers Next Week

Showtime said today that its much-hyped Floyd Mayweather Jr-Conor McGregor fight Saturday on pay-per-view is tracking near a record total, with preliminary numbers showing a number in the mid- to high-4 million range for buys. Final numbers are expected by the end of next week. The current mark was set in May 2015 by the Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight, which saw 4.6 million buys of the event co-aired by HBO and Showtime. That totaled more than $410 million in domestic…
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How Mayweather vs. McGregor Could Be the Biggest Pay-Per-View Ever

  • Indiewire
The smart money in tonight’s Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor fight is on Mayweather. It’s also on it being one of the biggest pay-per-events ever — and, according to some prognosticators, the biggest. That’s due to a number of reasons, most of which have little to do with boxing.

Read More:How To Watch the McGregor/Mayweather Fight

For one, May/Mac is more spectacle than sparring contest. McGregor isn’t a boxer but an Mma fighter whose larger-than-life persona is straight out of WWE. Loud, brash, and charismatic, he’s the kind of fighter fans love to hate. Mayweather, meanwhile, is undefeated at 49-0 and far from the world’s showiest pugilist; he often wins via points rather than knockout. That, coupled with his personal scandals — chief among them a number of domestic-violence incidents — have many, many fans eager to see him end his career by finally getting that L.
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10 Boxing Movies to Get You Hyped for Mayweather-McGregor

10 Boxing Movies to Get You Hyped for Mayweather-McGregor
The drama outside of the ring has been like something from a movie, with each fighter bragging and boasting about what's going to happen when Conor McGregor fights Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on August 26. You've seen the press events, you've heard from the pundits, now there's nothing to do except countdown to the big day and binge watch these boxing movies. Yes, we've put together a list of 10 boxing movies to make you hyped for Mayweather Vs. McGregor, a real life contest the size of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In one corner, we've got the eleven-time five-division professional boxing world champion, with 49 wins and zero losses, Floyd Mayweather! In the other corner, it's Ufc champion, mega-star, and pro boxing underdog, Conor McGregor. It's been called "The Money Fight" and with good reason. First of all, it will be a huge payday for both fighters. But furthermore, while
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Dana White Calls Bs on Mayweather, McGregor's Not Cheating

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Dana White says Floyd Mayweather is full of crap -- and his allegations that Conor McGregor is using illegal tactics to cut weight for the fight are pure fiction.  Early Thursday morning, Mayweather told Ariel Helwani that he had information from a "strong source" that Conor had used 7 IV bags to stay hydrated for Saturday's big fight.  "You know, with the Nevada (Athletic) Commission, that's illegal," Mayweather said. To be fair, Floyd kept using the
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Floyd vs. Conor Money Belt: 3 Pounds of Gold, 3,300 Diamonds!!

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This is what they're fighting for -- in addition to the $400 million -- the official "Money Belt" ... and it's Loaded with gold and diamonds.  We spoke with a rep for the World Boxing Council (Wbc) who tells us the belt was specially made for the McGregor vs. Mayweather fight -- and they spared no expense!  We're talkin' 1.5 kilograms of 24k gold (that's roughly 3.3 pounds).  3,360 diamonds placed throughout the piece -- with an additional 600 sapphires and 160 emeralds!
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Mark Wahlberg and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Go ‘Double or Nothing’ With Mayweather vs McGregor Bet (Video)

  • The Wrap
Mark Wahlberg and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Go ‘Double or Nothing’ With Mayweather vs McGregor Bet (Video)
The rivalry continues for Mark Wahlberg and Sean “Diddy” Combs as they go double or nothing for the highly-hyped fight between boxing star Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Ufc champion “The NotoriousConor McGregor. The bet follows a similar one that the actor and rapper made ahead of the Mayweather’s bout with Manny Pacquiao in May 2015, according to a new promo video from Showtime at least. The network also announced Tuesday that Demi Lovato will sing the National Anthem from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday night before the powerhouses face off. Also Read: Mark Wahlberg Edges Out
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Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor: Vegas Hot Spots Spar for Coolest Celebrity Parties

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Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor: Vegas Hot Spots Spar for Coolest Celebrity Parties
All eyes around the world are going to be on Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor come Aug. 26, when the fighting legends finally enter a ring together. The most recent Vegas mega-fight — Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao in May 2015 — sucked in a more diverse lineup of household name celebrities than any of Hollywood’s awards shows since. Jay-z, Beyonce, Ben Affleck, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert De Niro and Michael Keaton mixed with Hollywood executive heavyweights like Les Moonves, Ted Sarandos, Brett Ratner and Kevin Tsujihara for the boxing phenomena. Also Read: Conor McGregor Trolls Floyd Mayweather With Giant Knockout Punch Mural Also Read: Jay.
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Why I’m Boycotting Mayweather Vs. Mcgregor

When this fight was announced I was hyped up just like everyone else, Conor McGregor the double champion in Ufc switching over to boxing to fight the undefeated Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr. Could this be the guy to finally put a 1 on the end of one of the best records in boxing history?

McGregor’s energy levels displayed both inside and outside the octagon throughout his climb to the top of Ufc is what got him the admiration and attention of his hoards of followers both here in the UK and the Us. Throughout the press conferences with Mayweather he dominated the verbal sparring as he was used to doing over at Ufc. Mayweather wasn’t used to being on the receiving end of this kind of verbal onslaught and it may have hurt his pride at the time, but in the long run it’s he who will have
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Ufc's Dana White Unloads on "Asshole" Bob Arum, Defends Fighters' Offensive Taunts

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Ufc president Dana White likes Conor McGregor's odds of defeating boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. at their Aug. 26 bout. "I love all the naysayers," says White, 48. "It sets up the biggest upset in sports history."

McGregor, an Mma star who has no pro boxing experience, is an underdog. But the odds in Las Vegas are tightening, and analysts also are predicting that the fight could surpass the record-setting 4.6 million pay-per-view buys brought in by Mayweather's much-hyped 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao. The timing of the spectacle couldn't be better for Ufc owners Wme-img (which bought the...
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Freddie Roach to Manny Pacquiao: Fight Jeff Horn Again or Retire

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[[tmz:video id="0_nkbm5bfs"]] If he can't avenge his (Bs) loss to Jeff Horn, Manny Pacquiao needs to retire Immediately ... and that's not us saying it, it's his hall of fame trainer Freddy Roach who says Pacman "got old overnight." We got Freddie leaving Craig's and asked him the big question everyone wants to know after Manny's shocking loss to Horn earlier this month ... a fight most viewers felt was a bogus decision. What now? According to Roach
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Boxer Jeff Horn: Pacquiao Knows I Beat Him, 'Should Be No Argument'

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[[tmz:video id="0_qk2n204d"]] Boxer Jeff Horn says there's No Doubt in his mind he beat Manny Pacquiao -- telling TMZ Sports the Wbo's rescoring of his July 2 fight proves he's the real-deal champ. The Australian fighter just touched down in L.A. and told us he just found out the results of the Wbo's review -- in which they had 5 independent judges from around the world rescore the fight without sound.  The judges scored the fight in favor
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Floyd Mayweather: I Paid $26 Mil to IRS, What Else Could They Want?!

  • TMZ
Floyd Mayweather is adamant he's not in a huge hole when it comes to income taxes -- claiming he paid the IRS $26 million in 2015 ... saying, "What else could they possibly want?!" Tbe is firing back at reports he can't pay off his tax liability from that year and has asked Uncle Sam to cut him a break until after he gets his check from the McGregor fight. Fyi, 2015 is the year he fought Manny Pacquiao
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Manny Pacquiao Hands Money to Filipino Kids, 'This Is Why I Fight'

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[[tmz:video id="0_a4ttfdkj"]] "Money" Manny Pacquiao??  The boxing superstar spent his Friday evening in the Philippines handing out stacks and stacks of cash -- but instead of going all Mayweather and dropping it on strippers, dude was giving it to local kids.  The line was super long -- but Manny kept reaching to his stack and handing out bills to everyone who waited.  He commented, "This is why I still fight."  Pacquiao reportedly made $10 million for his recent
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Why Jeff Horn, Paul Abrahamian and Joseline Hernandez Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

Why Jeff Horn, Paul Abrahamian and Joseline Hernandez Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week
The Wrap has partnered with Canvs, the emotion analytics company, for a weekly look at some of the characters and personalities that have TV viewers the most worked up on social media. The data below covers June 28 through July 4 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television shows, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV. There were 61,313 Emotional Reactions (ERs) shared during a controversial boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn, broadcast on Espn. Pacquiao, an American fan favorite, was expected to win, but Horn, a school teacher from Australia, not only emerged victorious but barely...
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Andre Berto Says Pacquiao vs. Horn Decision Was 'a Bunch of Bulls**t'

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[[tmz:video id="0_rbertpxx"]] Andre Berto is pissed about Manny Pacquiao's loss to Joe Horn for the Wbo title over the weekend, telling TMZ Sports the controversial decision was "a whole bunch of bulls**t." We spoke with the former welterweight champ about the outrage surrounding Pac-Man's unanimous 12th round loss on Sunday ... and the Beast is clearly siding with the critics who think the judges butchered the call. But Berto thinks Manny will "handle his business" and
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