Surely they would never fight in a boxing match - yet here we are.
The showdown will be kicking off in the cinema as 11.45pm, with tickets costing €20 - not bad at all at all.
The NSAC voted unanimously in favour of Byrd's appointment, for a fight that is tipped to become one of the most lucrative in the history of combat sports. McGregor was a +500 underdog when the fight was announced on July 14.
McGregor is accustomed to fighting in 4-ounce gloves, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission typically requires boxers to fight in 10-ounce gloves when competing at 154 pounds or more, USA Today noted, with more padding to absorb more shock generated by higher bodyweights.
McGregor has gotten his wish, but will now have to back it up by knocking him out sooner with lighter gloves. "I believe first-round KO in 8-ounce gloves".
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"I am ready to go to war for 12 rounds and I am also ready to put him away in seconds", he added.
On the other hand, McGregor sports a record of zero fights, zero wins and zero knockouts in the boxing ring. But we also have to receive the gloves at the end of the fight - that being the gloves they wore and the alternate gloves and we will cut them open to make sure there's no horse hair in there and that the gloves are the way we inspected them beforehand.
'The first time this thing started to get serious was (when) I was on ESPN (in January) and I threw out "Floyd I'll give you £25million". that's what started the negotiations, ' he said. Will I be watching the fight? Yes. Malignaggi talked about his multiple sparring sessions with McGregor, the Irish star's power, and how he sees the fight playing out. I am coming up in weight on the gloves. "When you look at myself and Conor McGregor on paper, he's taller, has a longer reach, he's a bigger man from top to bottom", Mayweather said, per Bleacher Report. Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor were promoting their upcoming rematch when Diaz walked out of the room.