Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will fight August 26 in Las Vegas

"In any boxing match, if a guy throws a roundhouse kick to the head, there's going to be a penalty", Attar said. Graphic illustration by Michael Meredith.

McGregor is set to move up the ladder after Wednesday's announcement that he will face Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

White told ESPN on Wednesday that the fight would be held at T-Mobile Arena.

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Rumors have circulated for nearly a year about a super fight between the two powerhouses of fighting, however, even UFC President Dana White expressed some doubt as to if the two sides would be able to reach a compromise that would enable them to actually step into the reach.

The mixed martial artist will be competing in his first professional boxing match when he steps into the ring with Mayweather.

The Irishman became the first UFC fighter to hold two belts simultaneously when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez in NY last November for the lightweight championship. He left the sport in 2015, the same year he defeated Pacquiao via unanimous decision in what went down as the richest fight in boxing history.

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Mayweather's 2015 fight against Manny Pacquiao cost between $90 and $100 to watch on pay-per-view and drew an estimated 4.4 million viewers. On the other hand, the 28-year-old McGregor is now at 7/1 odds, or +700, meaning he would return $7 for ever dollar wagered on him.

"I think it's a bit unfair because boxing and MMA are two different sports and Conor McGregor, if I'm being blatantly honest, if he lands a glove on Mayweather he'll be doing very well", said the Northern Irishman. Whenever Conor hits people, they fall.

Mayweather is considered the heavy favorite going into the fight, though regardless of the outcome McGregor's paycheck promises to be by far the biggest of his career.

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The American will also be aware that a win would take him ahead of the legendary Rocky Marciano, who also retired with a 49-0 record.

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