We are now less than two months from the fight of the century: UFC superstar Conor McGregor against future Hall of Famer boxer Floyd Mayweather, who is looking to become the first boxer ever with a 50-0 record. MybBokie has plenty of props available for the Aug. 26 fight. Let’s look at some of the latest Mayweather vs. McGregor props and odds for August.
How Much Money Can You Win With Mayweather vs. McGregor Props
Total Pay-Per- View Buys: 4.99 Million
First of all, when Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao back in 2015, the fight had more than 4.6 million pay-per-view guys, generating more than $400 million in revenue. Those figures nearly doubled the previous record for PPV buys and more than doubled the mark for highest PPV revenue.
“I think it was something we knew we would beat the prior record, but we didn’t have any reasonable expectation that it would exceed it by as much as it did,” Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, said then. “We were confident it would go over 3 million (PPV buys), maybe do 3.5 million on the outside. But it just caught fire.”
So What Will the Aug. 26 fight do?
Honestly, it should draw in many more non-boxing fans than Mayweather-McGregor. Plus, you can add UFC fans. As big of a star as Pacquiao is, he doesn’t have the built-in fanbase in the United Kingdom that the Ireland-born McGregor possesses.
Also, McGregor’s fanbase is among the most committed and loyal in all of sports. In fact, he has 4.5 million followers on Twitter and hes already using his platform to hype the fight in a personal and effective way.
As a matter of fact, McGregor is the biggest pay-per-view draw in UFC history. He holds PPV buy records at 1.65 million (UFC 202), 1.5 million (UFC 196), and 1.3 million (UFC 205).
But we still don’t know how much it will cost. The likelihood will be maybe around $99.99. That’s how much Mayweather-Pacquiao cost in high definition, with a $10 discount for standard definition. The over 4.99 million PPV buys is the -130 favorite.
Will There Be a Mayweather vs. McGregor Part Two?
That the two fight sometime again in 2018 is +280 with no at -480. I highly doubt these two fight again ever unless McGregor somehow wins. Mayweather can retire with his perfect 50-0 record and another $350 million or so in the bank.
In any case, McGregor presumably would go back to the UFC and defend his lightweight title. McGregor has taken time off from UFC as a result of his first child being born in May. McGregor stands to make somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million for fighting Mayweather.
After that massive payday, multiple times more than he could make in an MMA fight, many are asking why McGregor would ever come back to the UFC. McGregor’s head coach, John Kavanagh, has said McGregor plans to get back in the Octagon in December.
Will McGregor Kick Mayweather?
That McGregor forgets he’s in a boxing ring and decides a UFC-style kick on Mayweather is +600 with no at -1200. If McGregor does that, he can forget about ever being a boxer again as no one would get in the ring with him. Plus, McGregor’s contract forbids him from kicking, kneeing or elbowing Mayweather.
“When you talk about a guy of Floyd Mayweather’s level and value in the sport, the lawsuit, if that ever happened … Conor likes money, man — Conor would depart with a lot of money if that ever happened,” UFC President Dana White said.
What Will Happen If McGregor Kicks Mayweather?
Beyond the threat of a lawsuit, McGregor (21-3 in the UFC) is not allowed under boxing rules and contractual language to kick, knee or elbow Mayweather.
For example, a key component of the agreement was Mayweather’s insistence on the use of purely boxing regulations, rather than some hybrid arrangement that allowed McGregor to utilize some of his MMA tactics.
Plus, McGregor’s left hook has a formidable reputation in the UFC, but the 28-year-old will be fighting with 10 ounce gloves for the first time. Furthermore, under boxing rules, McGregor would likely lose by immediate disqualification if he kicked Mayweather.
Mayweather vs. McGregor Odds & Props
Favorite to Win the Fight
- Conor McGregor: +515
- Floyd Mayweather: -735
How Many PPV Buys Will Mayweather vs. McGregor Have?
- Over 4.99 Million: -130
- Under 4.99 Million: -110
Will Mayweather and McGregor Have a Second Fight?
- During 2018 – Yes: +280
- During 2018 – No: -480
Will Mayweather and McGregor Have a Rematch?
- In The Octagon By 2018 – Yes: +900
- In The Octagon By 2018 – No: -5000
Will Either Corner Throw In The Towel?
- Yes: +353
- No: -585
Will Either Fighter Be Warned For a Low Blow?
- Yes: +140
- No: -190
Will McGregor Kick Mayweather During the Fight?
- Yes: +600
- No: -1200
Will Either Fighter Have Points Deducted By Referee?
- Yes: +210
- No: -320
Mayweather vs. McGregor Final Results Odds
- Floyd Mayweather Jr By Ko, TKO Or DQ: -150
- Floyd Mayweather Jr By Decision: +120
- Conor Mcgregor By KO, TKO Or DQ: +500
- Conor Mcgregor By Decision: +3300
- Draw: +2800
Final Mayweather vs. McGregor Predictions
Jeff Horn was a much bigger underdog this past weekend when he upset Pacquiao. Holly Holm was a +825 underdog in her fight and upset of Ronda Rousey a couple of years ago. But then again, it’s a very different situation this time around. The simple fact of having a boxer against and MMA fighter, the odds will shift towards Mayweather, because it’s his battleground.
In the end, many of us know what’s going to happen, so betting on McGregor would probably a very bad choice. Therefore, these props could give you the betting edge you’re looking and maybe even be a safer pick. Plus, there are many to choose from and you can bet on different types of props.
So be sure to be on the look out for more betting previews and updated odds withing the following weeks leading to the fight.