Mayweather, McGregor make weight
The bout is now official as Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. made weight for their highly anticipated fight on Saturday night.
The two met in T-Mobile Arena on Friday evening, each stepping on the scale to make weight for their 154-pound fight. McGregor, who was reported to have some issues cutting weight, came in a pound under at 153 pounds. Mayweather stepped on the scale and came in at 149.5 pounds.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the latest odds have Mayweather listed as a -450 favorite against McGregor. The Irishman comes in with +325 odds. These two will meet on Saturday at 9PM ET from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs live on PPV.
Both fighters looked very different as they hit the scale. McGregor looked drawn out and dehydrated. The MMA star is accustomed to cutting a lot of weight the week before a fight, but he will also put a lot back on overnight and be the much bigger fighter when the bell rings tomorrow night.
Mayweather looked chiseled and healthy as he came in nearly five pounds under the weight limit. He wasn’t worried about cutting weight at all and didn’t have to put his body through the stresses of losing water. That may be a factor in conditioning as he was allowed to stay fresh. McGregor may feel the strenuous cut at some point in tomorrow’s fight.