Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder Conor Mcgregor is training for his Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing match, which takes place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., Aug. 26, 2017.
But don’t expect him to be flying all over the world to spar with the best pugilists.
“Conor McGregor is working with a bunch of guys over there in Ireland,” UFC President Dana White told reporters. “You know how he is about Ireland. Everybody thinks you gotta go here or there, because the best this and that. He's like 'We the Irish over here have our stuff together too,' so he's very serious about being Irish and keeping it all Irish.”
McGregor landed what is already being called the biggest fight in the history of combat sports after White and Co. negotiated a deal with Showtime boxing, which is scheduled to air the pricey pay-per-view (PPV) on fight night.
“Conor told me the McGregor clan has been taking over villages for 300 years,” White continued. “And Floyd's village is next.”
Time will tell.