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UFC Mayweather vs. McGregor Odds Hit Board

UFC Mayweather vs. McGregor Odds Hit Board - Bovada Sportsbook

The war of words between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor was rekindled this weekend, as the former boxing champion used Twitter to troll the Irish MMA star about his victory in their memorable clash in the ring last summer.

Mayweather provided McGregor with a visual reminder of his 10th-round TKO victory as a -350 favorite in their battle in Las Vegas back on August 26. However, with speculation heating up about a possible rematch between the two pugilists in the octagon, “The Notorious” has emerged as a strong favorite to even the score with Mayweather, pegged as a -900 bet on the UFC future fights odds.

“Money” met high expectations by dominating in his victory over McGregor, which improved his professional boxing record to a sparkling 50-0. The 40-year-old American’s win also marked the first time he finished an opponent inside the distance in eight ring appearances since ending Victor Ortiz’ night with a fourth-round knockout as a -500 wager in 2011.

Mayweather has been idle since coming out of retirement to face McGregor, and would be at a significant disadvantage in a clash in the octagon against the reigning UFC lightweight champion. That reality is reflected on the UFC betting odds, where Mayweather trails as a lengthy +550 underdog in a future clash with McGregor.

With the prospect of rematch between the world’s most famous fighters generating another payday valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars, a UFC Mayweather vs McGregor matchup is attracting increased interest among both hardcore and casual combat sports fans.

 

UFC Fight Odds Include McGregor vs. Pacquiao

However, Mayweather is not the only challenger from the boxing world who may be willing to face McGregor in the cage. Talks have been ongoing since early December on a possible MMA tilt later this spring between McGregor and former multi-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.

Named as the Fighter of the Decade for the 2000s by the Boxing Writers Association of America, Pacquiao is the only fighter in boxing history to win world titles in eight weight divisions. However, the 39-year-old Filipino struggled in his last appearance in the squared circle, losing a unanimous decision to Jeff Horn as a massive -600 favorite that cost him the WBO welterweight crown, and owns a middling 5-4-0 record in nine outings since June 2012.

Not surprisingly, “Pac-Man” is listed as a heavy underdog on UFC fight odds in a possible clash with McGregor, trailing at +600. Conversely, McGregor is perched as heavy -1000 chalk against Pacquiao, but the Dublin native may be forced to make important decisions about his future with the UFC before committing to a date with either of these two boxing legends.

The Notorious has yet to defend the UFC lightweight title he won in November 2016 with a second-round TKO of Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, rewarding bettors as a strong -195 favorite.

There is currently no shortage of challengers awaiting the opportunity to battle McGregor for the belt. In addition to Alvarez, who is coming off a third-round KO of Justin Gaethje at UFC 218, both interim champion Tony Ferguson and No. 2 challenger Khabib Nurmagomedov have been vocal about their desire to meet McGregor in the octagon, which could result in The Notorious returning to UFC lightweight action prior to any UFC future events involving Mayweather or Pacquiao.

 

*Odds as of February 12, 2018

 

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