If the Floyd Mayweather–Conor McGregor superfight ever happens, the UFC superstar will have the chance to pull off one of the biggest upsets in sports history—at least according to the oddsmakers.
The odds have McGregor at 11-1 to win over McGregor and are based on the fight being a boxing match:
now open for wagering ...
Boxing match only
Conor McGregor +1100
Floyd Mayweather -2500
*must take place by 5/31/2018*
— Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) February 16, 2017
The fight appeared to be a true possibility early on Valentine’s Day after reports that McGregor was heading to Las Vegas and the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed “real discussions” were going on. But then Mayweather poured water on those rumors, posting a message on Instagram saying he was “happily retired."
There seems to be several rumors floating around media recently however, let the record show, there hasn't been any deals made in regards to a fight between myself and any other fighters. I am happily retired and enjoying life at this time. If any changes are to come, be sure that I will be the first to let the world to know.
McGregor of course went back at Mayweather, writing on social media that “I am in Las Vegas. Floyd has retired on my arrival.”
I am in Las Vegas. Floyd has retired on my arrival. pic.twitter.com/z9EcxBJaDr
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 15, 2017
Then early Wednesday morning, Mayweather seemingly backtracked on his “happily retired” comments, writing a message on Instagram hinting to McGregor that a fight still could be possible:
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) February 15, 2017
The two may one day end up in the ring. If that happens, then Vegas is pretty confident in their pick.