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>> Ladies and Gentlemen.>> It's the fight that fans all over the globe have been waiting for. But what if Conor McGregor shocks the world and beats the undefeated Floyd Mayweather here in Las Vegas at the T Mobile Arena. My name is Philip O'Connor and I'm here with Reuters North American editor Steve Keating to talk about this upcoming fight between the mixed martial artist McGregor, 29 years old and the 40 year old Mayweather.
00:00:21
One of the greatest boxers ever to step into the ring. You know a lot about Floyd Mayweather, how's Floyd going to approach this fight against an unknown opponent?>> For me the big thing is, he's 49 and 0 that record includes hall of fame list of boxers, Pacquiao, Oscar De la Hoya, Arturo Gatti, run down the list and none of them have been able to put him down.
00:00:43
And you're gonna take the UFC guy into the ring with him. Never had a professional boxing fight. And to me, that is the big difference. There is the consummate boxer against, really a novice.>> It is difficult, but one thing that I have learned covering the UFC over the years, is that you can never count out Connor McGregor.
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The people would say to him, he is never going to win the belt. He is never going to get to fight for title, he is going to get knocked out too easy, he cannot wrestle, his jujitsu is not good enough and yet he's proved people wrong every single time.
00:01:11
So part of me is kind of like the guy's who are going out now in the green shirts, who are going down the Strip at the moment to the sports books, and they're saying you know what? I'm going to take what Steve calls small bets is big money for the Irish guys.
00:01:21
Ten dollars, fifty dollars, and put it on our guy. Because they believe that he has punchers chance. So let's just say he gets that one in a million shot, that big left hand, and he knocks Floyd Mayweather out in the third round, here at the T-Mobile Arena. What does that change?
00:01:35
>> Well, I think it changes everything. All of a sudden, McGregor can write his own ticket for however long he wants to. And a McGregor victory adds some credibility, not that the UFC does not have credibility, but it adds a little bit more credibility to what they've been saying, that they're a legitimate sport.
00:01:55
Who knows something like that, boxing's in the Olympics. UFS could one day get there. These are the little things that move the sport forward. There you go. If you're betting with the house money, you're betting on Floyd Mayweather but there is always always a chance that that big left hand is gonna do it.
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And we'll find out at the T Mobile Arena.