Floyd Mayweather Jr., Connor McGregor Fight Has Inspired Other Crossover Bout

3:20 PM EDT 3/30/2017 by Menahem Zen, Celebeat Reporter

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Crossover bout between MMA fighter and boxer between Connor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. has inspired other similar bout to be held. Boxer David Haye is interested in having a British version of the bout by fighting UFC fighter David Manuwa.

McGregor vs Mayweather Jr. was first initiated by the president of Ultimate Fighting Championship Dana White, who proposed a $50 million super bout between the UFC Lightweight Champion and former Lightweight champion Mayweather who retired in 2015. In the latest development, as reported by Daily Star, McGregor has paid the settlement to the Nevada State Athletic Commission and he is now free to pursue the fight against Mayweather.

In regard to the McGregor vs Mayweather Jr., White said that the outcome of the fight is unknown, making the fight to be interesting to watch. This will also be a true test for Mayweather to regain his reputation that has been tarnished in his fight against Manny Pacquaio. Many boxing fans and analysts dislike his fighting style during his bout against Pacquaio.

UFC Champion McGregor is known for his trash talking, combined with iron fists, which pose a danger to Mayweather if the McGregor vs Mayweather Jr. become reality. In his 21 wins from 24 matches, he won 18 of them by way of knockout. His left hand is regarded as one of the most dangerous punches in the Mixed Martial Arts world. McGregor also holds a Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, making him able to dodge the takedown attempts from the ground fighter specialists, which he has shown in many UFC bouts.

The McGregor vs Mayweather Jr. has inspired similar cross bout between boxer and MMA fighter. Former WBA Heavyweight champion David Haye has expressed his interest in a bout against the 5th ranking UFC Heavyweight fighter David Manuwa as reported by ESPN. Mayweather is intrigued to fight McGregor as he expressed in a respond to the challenge below:

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