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Conor McGregor ‘pleased’ with NAC allowing eight-ounce gloves for Floyd Mayweather fight

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UFC champion Conor McGregor is happy with the Nevada Athletic Commission after Wednesday’s meeting.

Conor McGregor Media Workout Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) not only appointed the referee and three judges for the August 26th superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor, but they also made the ruling that eight-ounce gloves will be used in their matchup, bucking the commission’s own rules that fights at 154 pounds require ten-ounce gloves to be used. Mayweather pushed for eight-ounce gloves, McGregor and company are confident that it would lead to an even quicker KO win for the UFC lightweight champion, and the request has been granted.

In a statement released on Instagram, McGregor expressed his approval of the way the commission took care of everything from the gloves to the referee and judging assignments.

“I am very pleased with the Nevada State Athletic Commission's handling of my next bout today,” the statement read.

“Fair play was kept all the way through. Referee - Hall of famer Robert Byrd. Judges - Burt Clements. Dave Morreti [sic] and Guido Cavalerri [sic]. 8oz gloves approved. With pre and post fight analysis of the gloves on the night. This was handled very well and very fairly by the NSAC. I am very pleased and respect the Commissions ruling on this.

“10 days until fight time.”

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor airs live on Showtime PPV at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.