“Best event I’ve been part of,” Floyd Mayweather Promotions CEO’s appreciation for UFC and Conor McGregor garners latter’s response
It's already been almost six years since the world watched in awe as two of the biggest names in combat sports went head-to-head in a boxing ring.
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Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, recently opened up about his experience working with the UFC and Conor McGregor. It’s already been almost six years since the world watched in awe as two of the biggest names in combat sports went head-to-head in a boxing ring.
Floyd Mayweather’s 50th victim was Conor McGregor via stoppage in the 10th round. It was the debut match for ‘the Notorious’ in the boxing ring in the year 2017. As he was one of the most dominating strikers at that time in the lightweight division of MMA, he pushed himself to compete against the legend. This fight was one of the highest-selling PPV fights and broke many records.
The outcome of this fight fell short of the record for pay-per-view sales by 300,000. The current record-holder for highest-paid PPV is Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, in which it is believed that both fighters received a nine-figure amount. As time passed, there were many presumptions that there would be a rematch between the two stars.
Fans are anticipating a rematch between both starfighters. During the MMA Hour episode, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe talked with Ariel Helwani about the same. Ellerbe was having a talk regarding the Mayweather Promotions’ future and also about the money-making rematch between both athletes.
Conor McGregor responds to the comment of Mayweather Promotion’s CEO
While talking with Ariel Helwani, Leonard Ellerbe said, “I would love it. I’ve got nothing but love for the UFC and Conor McGregor,” in response to the rematch between both athletes. He also said, “You know, I’m a big fan of all their work, and that was actually the best event that I’ve ever been a part of. It was a lot of fun.” As he is a fan of all the work UFC and Conor did to promote combat sports, he would love to work on it again.
After beating Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather chose to retire from professional boxing, but he was competing in exhibition bouts against the rising stars who are planning to step into professional boxing. Ellerbe explained that they are working on a rematch, but right now Conor is distancing himself from these speculations. This was evident by his ‘thinking emoji’ tweet response to Ellerbe’s comment on the rematch.
Right now, the Irishman is planning to make a comeback in MMA after receiving a fracture in his ankle at UFC 264. He is training right now to fight against Michael Chandler at the year-end.
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