Saturday 16 December 2017

Conor McGregor is training in front of a huge Floyd Mayweather knockout mural

Conor McGregor posted the picture from inside his gym. CREDIT: CONOR MCGREGOR INSTAGRAM
Conor McGregor posted the picture from inside his gym. CREDIT: CONOR MCGREGOR INSTAGRAM

Callum Davis

Conor McGregor has had a vast mural painted on the wall of his Dublin gym depicting a knockout victory over Floyd Mayweather.

The UFC fighter turned boxer employed street artist Subset to paint a section of his wall with a large mural depicting Floyd Mayweather being knocked out by McGregor.

Subset, who is from McGregor's home town of Dublin, posted a picture of his creation to his Instagram page.

The vast mural was captioned with the words "Goodnight Floyd."

Goodnight Floyd. #Notorious #Éire #conormcgregor #mural

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Mayweather and McGregor put pen to paper on a mega-money deal to fight in Las Vegas on August 26.

The Dubliner's straight left hand has been one of the Irishman's most potent weapons during his illustrious career in UFC and McGregor, who calls himself Mystic Mac after his ability to predict the outcome of fights, is confident of inflicting a first ever professional defeat on Mayweather.

The 28-year-old has since posted a picture of himself visualising victory in front of the mural, along with the caption "tunnel vision."

Conor McGregor's striking coach, Owen Roddy, has predicted a knockout victory for the Irishman.

Tunnel vision

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"I have no doubt in my mind he’s going to do it," Roddy told the MMA Fighting podcast.

"I think it’s going to be one of the most insane nights ever. It’s a tall task. But if anybody could do it, Conor can.

"He shocks the world every time. Every time he fights he’s doubted, people are like, ‘You can’t do this, you can’t do that.’

"We know what Conor is capable of. Conor does it every time. I think he’s going to put him away. I think he’s going to KO him. I think it’ll take a couple of rounds," Rody added.

UFC president Dana White admits he has no idea how the fight will pan out but he insists McGregor will become the "biggest sports star ever" if he manages to knock Mayweather out.

“Listen, if McGregor knocks him out he’ll be the biggest star in sports ever,” White said. “If Mayweather turns this thing into a track meet and runs away from him, whatever happens, I don’t know," said White.

“I don’t know what the outcome or the answer is when this thing’s over, but what the hell, we’re going to give it a shot and see what happens,” he added.

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