McGregor’s fans clearly think the smaller gloves favor him in this fight and that they can help the two-weight UFC champion do something that some of the best boxers in the world have been unable to do ever, certainly since Mayweather turned pro in October 1996. McGregor feels the same.

“If we’re 8 oz, I’m struggling to give him two rounds, and that’s the God’s honest truth,” he said. “The only reason I maybe give him two rounds is because in this game the referee stops me from pounding his head into the canvas, and he has 10 seconds to recover. That’s the only reason why he might get to the second round.”

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