How Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Made the Impossible Fight Happen


The weekend after Conor McGregor knocks out Floyd Mayweather Jr., he’s going to Ibiza and he’s going to rent a yacht.       

McGregor’s childhood buddy is getting married, and the fighter wants to get together on this 100-foot boat. He can picture them all cruising along the eastern coast of Spain, surrounded by travel-brochure sunshine and technicolor water. Call it a cross between a wedding reception and a victory party.

“We’re just going to have fun,” McGregor says. “Celebrating that knockout. Enjoying life—and I’ll be silked-up from head to toe.”

Of course, this is just a dream for now. As he visualizes the celebration during an interview with Bleacher Report, the fight is still 15 days away.

It’s a muggy Las Vegas evening in mid-August, and McGregor’s open workout and media day at the UFC Performance Institute have been running characteristically late. After abusing a series of heavy bags over the course of 12 three-minute rounds, he disappeared for more than an hour, leaving gathered reporters milling around an empty microphone setup, waiting to ask him questions. When he finally did show back up—cradling his infant son like a football in one arm and having exchanged his personalized Versace fight robe for a skin-tight

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