Their barbs will come fast and furious, with little if anything deemed below the belt.
Van Heerden offered his opinion on Conor's boxing skills to a TMZ cameraman, and essentially says he has no chance against Mayweather.
So let's test that.
Will McGregor have the stamina to last 12 rounds of three minutes each - that is 36 minutes of boxing? While Mayweather was born into boxing - his father and uncle both fought professionally, and he never really considered any other path - McGregor began focusing on the sport when a potentially life-changing payday became a realistic possibility. Round 2: The press tour through the start of fight week.
Just like boxing and MMA: 10 points to the victor of the round, 9 points to the loser - 8 if there's a barb worthy of being considered an emotional knockdown.
Meanwhile, the UFC champ took to Twitter to say "the fight is on".
After all, this might be the most anticipated clash of styles inside a ring since 1982, when Rocky fought Thunderlips in Rocky III. Cleverness counts and no smart aleck surrogates - trash talk, like boxing and MMA, is a solo sport.
This spectacle has been two years in the making, and like any memorable event trying to transcend into a true pop culture moment, there's plenty of backstory to build on.
Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe toldSky Sports: "Speaking of Savannah, she doesn't know this so I'll break this, she will make her pro debut on that card". "I am a Conor McGregor fan".
The pair danced around the idea of fighting through back and forth social posts, playing off the natural rivalry among MMA and boxing fans. "Anything can happen so that's why I like to watch from the outside, it's unknown; you don't know what's going to happen", Boxing Scene quoted Holm as saying.
If you thought you were snookered out of $100 when Mayweather fought a snoozer against Manny Pacquiao, you might keep a firm hand on your wallet.
"Floyd doesn't know - not no one in this boxing game knows what's coming". "Floyd said '154 is no problem, I don't want a catchweight, '" Ellerbe said. "When I step in there I'm gonna shock the whole. world".
The fight is expected to gross millions of dollars with Mayweather a solid favourite. McGregor is no amateur fighter; besides being the current UFC Lightweight Champion, he is also the former UFC Featherweight Champion and packs quite the punch.
Age is an early theme for McGregor, who is 28. "It's the right fight at the right place at the right time".
The State Department confirmed in a statement to TheDC that arrests have been, and the Washington , D.C. Metropolitan Police identified the two Turkish nationals arrested for their alleged roles in the brawl.
In 2002, the U.S. helped Philippine authorities track down Abu Sayyaf leader Abu Sabaya, who was killed in that operation. The presence of the U.S. , he said, provides only intelligence exchanges, training and technical support.
Subscriptions are astonishingly easy to opt into via TouchID and exceedingly hard to cancel (PSA: instructions here). It was written by an independent Thai developer and had been a top 20 grossing productivity app since April.
It warned that authorities would take all necessary measures to prevent provocations or any action threatening public security. Navalny himself was arrested Monday afternoon outside his home in Moscow as he headed for an unsanctioned protest rally.
Offering a co-op storyline, A Way Out is a tale of two men who embark upon personal missions that require breaking out of prison. Apparently, your character's ability to get into the National Football League will be determined by choices made by the player.
Puerto Rican voters made their way to the polling centers Sunday to vote on whether or not they want to become the 51st US state. Nevertheless, the final say regarding Puerto Rican statehood lies with Congress despite the referendum's outcome.
From what we can see in the trailer, there will be some college ball in Longshot including OR and Texas, both part of the NCAA. There's not much to go on, but EA is leaving it to Microsoft to share more about Anthem during their show tomorrow afternoon.
The company says it is also using algorithms to detect "clusters" of accounts or images relating to support for terrorism. Artificial intelligence is being deployed by Facebook in an effort to stop terrorists from using its website.
On Friday, the U.S. president and secretary of state took contrasting approaches to Washington's mediation efforts. Turkish president also called on Riyadh to remove all sanctions on Doha and open diplomatic talks.
Other guests on Friday's show included rapper and actor Ice Cube , with the roundtable consisting of David Gregory, former Rep. This week, Bill Maher faced a tidal wave of criticism for his usage of a racial slur during a recent episode of Real Time .
Shooting victim from Mich. still in critical condition
Three Michigan congressman, including Bishop, were all present at the baseball practice when the shooting erupted. Mika, a former congressional staff member, has worked at Tyson Foods for more than six years, the company said .
McAuliffe votes in Virginia's primary election
You would normally expect the nationally focused Perriello to have an advantage in the nationally focused D.C. suburbs. Gillespie's close race with Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chair Corey Stewart came as a major surprise.
Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
Said Callahan: "The procedure is to advise the table who the technical foul is on and with the player we give a number". For several minutes, however, the only people who seemed to know that in the entire arena were the three officials.
Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever
After blowing a 3-1 NBA Finals lead last season, Warriors All-Star Draymond Green didn't just get mad: he took action. Irving and James each played about 45 minutes on the court, leaving them worn out when it mattered most .
Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5
Subban, who claimed Crosby was complaining about Subban's breath during a Game 3 run-in, just kind of sat there and took it. A goose egg in the win column that will obviously have to change if the Preds are to capture their first ever Stanley Cup.