Sport360’s Stuart Appleby visited UFC Gym Middle East in Business Bay to find out who people are backing in the big Las Vegas showdown.
Here, five people from the Dubai-based gym give their verdicts on the fight.
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Occupation: Professional MMA Fighter
Verdict: It’s an historic fight and I’m backing Mayweather to win in the sixth round, probably by knockout.
Occupation: Aquarium Designs
Verdict: I like them both but I’d love McGregor to win as the underdog and I think he’s got a good chance because he’s a difficult fighter to take on. He’s not a boxer so Mayweather’s not going to know what is coming and I don’t think the American has studied him enough to know what he’s going to do.
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Occupation: MMA striking coach at UFC GYM
It’s a big event and I think it will be a great fight which will last as long as 10 rounds, with Mayweather outlasting McGregor in the end.
Verdict: Everyone is excited to see the match-up and I think both fighters have an equal chance of winning. McGregor has a lot of techniques other than boxing which can make him fast in the ring and I’m backing him to triumph.
Occupation: Personal Trainer and Security Operative.
Verdict: It’s his game, it’s his domain and kudos for Conor for having a go but I think it’s time for him to retire and what a way to go out on a $100m pay packet.
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