CONFIRMED: Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor

After months of speculation one of the most anticipated fights in modern history has been announced. Floyd Mayweather will fight Conor McGregor in a 12 round boxing match. The fight will be the most high profile Boxer vs MMA fighter fight in history and is due to take place on Thursday August 26th.

UFC boss Dana White has said that he expects McGregor to make around $100 Million for the fight and it has been said that Mayweather Promotions will handle the matchmaking of the undercard. Floyd Mayweather has a record of 49-0 and is considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time, whilst Conor McGregor has been the face of MMA for the past few years after winning several titles and a record of 21-3.

Both fighters have now confirmed the match up on Twitter with McGregor using a picture of Floyd Mayweather Sr. instead. The fight will cap off what is expected to be one of the greatest builds of a fight in the history of sport with two of not only the greatest athletes in their profession but greatest talkers. Get ready for wild press conferences, great memes and a fight to remember.

Mayweather v McGregor will take place in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena, ticket prices for what is sure to be the hottest ticket of 2017 have not yet been released yet. Keep checking back for more coverage on the build up to the most anticipated sporting event of the year here at Rebellious Noise.


Conor McGregor makes history at UFC 205

It was already a history making event before the event had even taken place with Madison Square Garden being the host to the UFC for the first time in its history after years of back and forth in the early days of the sport.

The ‘Worlds most famous arena’ has seen a lot of amazing moments in sports and entertainment but this recent fear by the ‘Notorious’ one will go down as one of the most impressive. Conor McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez in the second round of their ‘Champion vs Champion’ bout.

McGregor becomes the first fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold two UFC World Championships after already being the Featherweight Champion and now also becoming the Lightweight Champion.
There was some controversy however, a moment that had clearly played out in the Irishmans mind for months was slightly delayed as officials scrambled to find both belts for McGregor to raise on both shoulders, something he had promised his fans.

When asked about the fight, the Notorious one said “Eddie is a warrior but he shouldn’t be in there with me. I am a different level. Now, I celebrate as champion of two divisions.” And also exclaimed that nobody was on his level when asked what was next for the double Champion.

UFC 202 Press Conference descends into chaos with McGregor & Diaz throwing objects across the room

Two of the most hot headed fighters in the world combined with a passion of hatred for each other have caused chaos at the UFC 202 press conference. After the Diaz camp were called “crack heads” by the Irishman, threats started to go McGregor’s way as he started to say “You’ll do nothing” which only riled rival Nate up more. Nate then walked around the conference room with two middle fingers held up at Conor. What came next was the usual smack talking we’ve come to expect at a UFC press conference these days, especially when it involves these two men. But what followed shortly wasn’t what we are used to seeing at these events at all. Nate Diaz then threw a bottle towards Conor McGregor who was sitting at the table, Conor then decided to get up and start hurling bottles back towards Nate. The crowd started to get louder as Conor was pleaded not to retaliate but he then started to grab anything he could to throw towards the Diaz team.

Things were heated the first time these two were getting ready to do battle in the octagon, which lead to a victory for Nate Diaz. The two square off again on Saturday August 20th.

Watch the bottle fight below, it kicks off around the 20 minute mark:

CM Punk announces first UFC opponent and fight date

Just hours after the internet was buzzing with rumours of another set back in the CM Punk UFC story, the man himself went on the UFC’s new podcast “UFC Unfiltered” and announced that he will be competing at UFC 203 on September 10th against Micky Gall. The event will take place in Cleveland, Ohio and is sure to be a big money draw for the MMA company.

Questions about the former pro wrestlers ability to transition into the world of MMA have been on the lips and minds of die hard and casual fans alike, but one thing for sure is that the buzz alone is worth the UFC‘s investment in the straight edge superstar. His opponent Micky Gall currently has a 2-0 record in the UFC, his debut fight in the company saw him defeat Mike Jackson in the first round via submission and is one of Dana White’s new projects after being discovered by the MMA giant. It has been reported that Gall had been offered the CM Punk fight if he could defeat Jackson and that’s ended up coming to fruition.

UFC 203 already includes two main events featuring Stipe Miocic facing up against the challenging Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Wedrum against Ben Rothwell.