LAS VEGAS — The Nevada State Athletic Commission approved Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s request for smaller boxing gloves Wednesday — just 10 days before their highly anticipated fight on Aug. 26. The NSAC voted unanimously in favor of a one-time exception that will allow both fighters to wear 8-ounce gloves in their 154-pound bout.
With less than two weeks before his big fight against Conor McGregor, one would think Floyd Mayweather might be feeling a bit antsy or excited to enter the ring. But when asked by Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night, the boxer said, “I feel like money.” Mayweather was a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” and among
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada State Athletic Commission has appointed veteran boxing referee Robert Byrd to next week’s match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. The commission voted unanimously on Byrd’s appointment during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Wednesday. Neither camp expressed concern over Byrd. Byrd has worked one previous Mayweather fight, a lopsided
LAS VEGAS — The UFC plans to crown an interim lightweight champion in October, according to president Dana White. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, White said he intends to book an interim 155-pound title fight between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee, most likely at UFC 216 on Oct. 7 in Las Vegas. “Yeah, that’s for
Longtime UFC heavyweight Frank Mir has signed a multifight deal with Bellator MMA. Sources confirmed the deal with ESPN on Tuesday, following an initial report by MMAFighting.com. Mir, 38, secured his release from the UFC last month. A Las Vegas native, Mir (18-11) has fought exclusively in the UFC since 2001. All but two of
Former UFC champion Anthony Pettis and Dustin Poirier have verbally agreed to a five-round lightweight bout that will headline a Nov. 11 card in Virginia, sources confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. Pettis’ longtime coach Duke Roufus announced the bout on social media. The UFC has not made an official announcement. Pettis (20-6) is coming off
Former UFC champion Daniel Cormier does not intend to retire from mixed martial arts and believes a win over Jon Jones is still possible. According to his coach Mike Winkeljohn, Jon Jones hurt his arm two days before UFC 214. During an appearance on The MMA Hour on Monday, Cormier (19-2) said he will fight
A friend of Matt Hughes’ provided a positive update on the former UFC welterweight champion, calling his recovery from a June collision “nothing short of a miracle.” “Less than two months ago I didn’t know if my best friend was going to make it, and tonight we made a jail break for sushi (in disguise.
A Las Vegas casino on Friday took a bet on Floyd Mayweather so large that the sportsbook computer system couldn’t handle it. An anonymous bettor at the South Point Casino placed an $880,000 bet on Mayweather to beat Conor McGregor in a boxing match that is attracting major betting action in Las Vegas. The bout
LAS VEGAS — Speaking to ESPN earlier this week, Floyd Mayweather stated, rather matter-of-factly, what we all know to be true. This event between him and UFC star Conor McGregor, on Aug. 26 inside T-Mobile Arena, is going to leave all its participants very, very pleased. It wouldn’t be happening if that wasn’t the case.