The Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather press tour could be coming to Ireland
Conor McGregor said he would never do pre-fight press tours again following his victory over Jose Aldo but the Notorious' bout with Floyd Mayweather is no ordinary fight - so expect to be seeing a lot of the Irishman over the next few months.
McGregor and Mayweather will do battle in Las Vegas on August 26 in an event billed as a freak show in many quarters.
Before McGregor's 13-second KO of Aldo in December 2015, the pair toured eight cities in five different countries to build the profile of the fight. It was an exhaustive process according to McGregor, who stated that he would never undergo that circus again.
However, McGregor doesn't stand to lose too much should he, as expected, lose to Mayweather in what is being billed as a $500m fight. A world tour prior to the August 26 date would prove very healthy for both fighters' bank balance and respected MMA journalist Luke Thomas has revealed that Ireland has been earmarked as one destination for a world press tour.
Just spoke to Jeff Mayweather. Not confirmed, but it sounds like the #MayweatherMcGregor press tour is potentially headed to Ireland.— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) June 19, 2017
"Just spoke to Jeff Mayweather. Not confirmed, but it sounds like the #MayweatherMcGregor press tour is potentially headed to Ireland," tweeted MMA Fighting writer Thomas.
Meanwhile, Andre Berto has said that the only way Mayweather can come out of his fight with McGregor with any credit is if he completely humiliates the UFC star in the boxing ring.
McGregor’s complete lack of experience in the boxing ring means that Mayweather has to “embarrass” his opponent if he is to emerge from the fight with any credit, according to Berto, Mayweather’s most recent opponent.
“For Floyd to win he has to embarrass this man,” Berto told TMZ. “Floyd has to embarrass this man to get any type of credit from me.
But this fight is great for entertainment. It's going to make a shit load of money. It's definitely going to generate a lot of money and everybody is going to get paid.”