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Conor McGregor contractually forbidden from ‘going rogue’, throwing elbows or kicks at Floyd Mayweather

It appears that Floyd Mayweather insisted on pure boxing rules for his fight with Conor McGregor, and it will cost Conor a lot of money if he goes off script.

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If Conor McGregor decides to throw a little MMA into his August 26th boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, it will hit him very hard in the wallet. At yesterday’s conference call announcing the bout, UFC president Dana White made it clear that his lightweight champion is contractually forbidden from throwing kicks and elbows, or “going rogue”, as it was stated:

“There is no way that will happen. That is absolutely in the contract, number one.”

“Number two, this is a boxing match under the rules of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. When you talk about a guy like Floyd Mayweather, the lawsuit if that ever happened...”

“You all know how much Conor likes money. Conor would depart with a whole lot of money if that ever happened.”

Mayweather insisted on rules that stuck as pure to boxing as possible, which isn’t surprising. As reported earlier, the 12-round bout will take place at 154 pounds, and will be contested with 10-ounce gloves. It will have a boxing undercard that will be booked by Mayweather Promotions, and will air on Showtime pay-per-view.