After opening as a +950 underdog for his August 26 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr., UFC Lightweight champ Conor McGregor was available at +400 last week. Get these odds and bet this fight at Bovada. At press time, McGregor is even shorter at +375, with Mayweather at –550.
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McGregor fans appear to be delighted with how his training camp has unfolded. Former junior welterweight and welterweight champ Paulie Malignaggi was brought in to spar with McGregor, and just as quickly left camp after an intense 12-round session that saw Malignaggi either knocked down or pushed to the ground. Clips from that session may have been carefully selected to make McGregor look stronger, though.
There hasn’t been as much news coming out of the Mayweather camp, but according to www.mygamblinglife.com he did recently show off a lean physique while relaxing at the REHAB Beach Club in Las Vegas. Rumor has it that MMA star Nate Diaz could be part of Mayweather’s entourage on August 26; Diaz is the last and only person to defeat McGregor (9-1 UFC, seven KOs) inside the Octagon, although he lost their 2016 rematch by majority decision.