Conflict arises for date of Mayweather-McGregor bout in Vegas

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The ##Fight venue of the much long awaited battle of a lifetime between the undefeated champion #Floyd Mayweather jr. and UFC superstar ##Conor McGregor may be sabotaged.

"I cant say I'm a fan of it", Hatton told BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek programme.

"When you have a Muay Thai fighter in Thailand, they make their career and then they jump into global boxing and many have been very successful", he added.

The "billion dollar fight" between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has suffered a fresh setback as the proposed T-Mobile Arena venue may not be available for 26 August.

Based on the current odds, McGregor is being given a better chance at beating Mayweather than previous Floyd opponents Marcos Maidana, Miguel Cotto, and Victor Ortiz.

"I feel embarrassed to say this but I'd be very surprised if [McGregor] wins a round", said Hatton.

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The fight will take place in Las Vegas under normal boxing rules, despite McGregor having never boxed on the professional circuit, and will be contested at 154lbs.

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Speaking about the fight today, UFC boss Dana White insisted he believes McGregor will become "the biggest star in sports ever" if he manages to do the unthinkable on his pro boxing debut. "I think it could be a 12-round onslaught".

He added: "I'm not against sanctioning it for something like the Diamond title". It's two different sports.

So after months of going back and forth, it's all the more surprising that Mayweather's initial comments following the fight's official announcement this week were relatively mild, even respectful of his MMA-trained opponent.

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