Training partner suggests role reversal in the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather saga
If you are to believe what's being said, one side of the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather negotiations is wrapped up in a neat, little package.
Fair warning, if you've come here expecting to read some HUGE update in the narrative to make this crossover megafight actually materialise, just click out of this piece now and try one of our quizzes, they're far less frustrating than all this talk.
All you're going to get here is words, but it's important to document these things. Who knows what developments might happen in the future? We could end up referring back to Artem Lobov to draw conclusions like 'Yeah, he was dead right' or 'man, he was talking out his hoop.'
Just to bring you up to speed, the UFC and Conor McGregor have supposedly agreed on terms. All this happened after Dana White admitted it was pretty much everyone but Floyd Mayweather's fault that it had been taking so long to put pen to paper on a contract. White also promised to sit down and work out a deal with Team Mayweather. Two weeks after he had planned this, he confessed the meeting still hadn't happened.
Jesus, Dana https://t.co/DvrAp0d5xU
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) June 1, 2017
We're only hearing the MMA side of the story. They're telling us they've gone from being the one's to blame for the negotiations being dragged out to being the one's that have all their shit together.
McGregor's training partner and UFC featherweight Artem Lobov confirmed this is where things stand during a recent interview with Fight Nights Global (quotes via MMAJunkie).
“The ball is in Mayweather’s court right now. He’s the last signature that’s needed. He’s talked a big game, so let’s see if it happens now. Let’s see can he deliver now. When it really matters now, will he show up to fight?
“That’s what everybody wants to see. It’s going to be a great fight, so let’s make it happen.”
Not to be a Mayweather apologist or anything, but has he talked all that big of a game? It seems like the lion's share of the talking is coming from one side.