McGregor Opens as 10-1 Favorite in Mayweather MMA Fight

As reported late Sunday night, retired former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) told TMZ that he is going to apply for an MMA license.

Mayweather, 41, retired from boxing last August, after snapping a two year layoff with a tenth round stoppage of UFC superstar Connor McGregor, who was making his debut in boxing.

 Since that contest, Mayweather has been teasing the public - through photos and video - that he's mulling the idea of making his debut in MMA.

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Mayweather did not specify when or where he plans to obtain a license, but the state of Nevada would have to be a frontrunner.

"Everything takes time. Eventually, we're gonna apply for the license, and hopefully we can fight," Mayweather told TMZ.

And Mayweather recently accepted an offer to receive top-level MMA training from UFC champion Tyrone Woodley. 

"Even if it takes six-to-eight months - whatever it takes. We want to make sure that everything is done correctly and everything is done the right way," Mayweather said.

Once Mayweather revealed that he was planning to secure a licence to compete in MMA, the betting lines were open in Las Vegas.

And McGregor opened up as a 10-1 favorite - if a rematch takes place in the cage.

McGregor, 29, is 21-3-0 in the UFC, but hasn't fought since beating Eddie Alvarez on Nov. 12, 2016 in UFC 205.

Westgate sports book manager John Murray admits that McGregor could have easily opened up as a much bigger favorite.

“I think the price should be much higher, but the public loves to back the underdog in these things so there’s no need to set it real high,” said Murray to the Las Vegas Review Journal.

“I more or less consider the fight to be a ridiculous spectacle, but the bottom line is it would generate more interest and do bigger handle than any other UFC or boxing match on the horizon.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RyanjLarose on 03-21-2018

[QUOTE=b morph;18588817]That's pretty neat my man. Yeah used to watch that show all the time I'm a little bit behind though. I gotta get back on it.[/QUOTE] sucks in the newer season, J-rock left the show and also Mr.lahey died…

Comment by CLUBBER! on 03-21-2018

[QUOTE=b morph;18588823]Idk isn't an octagon significantly smaller than a boxing ring? Seems to me that running will not go over too well. Eventually, Mayweather will go to the ground. Or at least, he would need to defend a takedown. There…

Comment by revelated on 03-20-2018

[QUOTE=RussB23;18588540]Even if conor decides to stand he would beat floyd easily. Its not boxing anymore, there is no gloves to protect yourself , floyd hasnt had to defend a kick in his life and would be completely underprepared. Conor would…

Comment by BWC on 03-20-2018

LOL starting to think Floyd may really owe the IRS as much as some claim. This is beyond absurdity at this point..

Comment by GhostofDempsey on 03-20-2018

If Floyd goes MMA don't think for a moment he is fighting any of their best with full MMA rules in place. Adjustments will be made in order to lure him in and make that money. Likely no kicking or…

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