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Morning Report: Brendan Schaub makes odd bet that Conor McGregor lasts 12 rounds against Floyd Mayweather

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It’s August which means the month of the great money fight, Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, is finally upon us. In a little over three weeks, on Aug. 26th in Las Vegas, Nev., Mayweather and McGregor will box each other for up to 12 rounds in what is predicted to be the most lucrative prize fight in history. Mayweather is the prohibitive favorite heading into the bout but McGregor isn’t short of his own supporters, chief among them, former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub.

Schaub was part of the commentary team for parts of the MayMac World Tour of press conferences last month and is said to have a $100,000 bet with HBO boxing analyst Max Kellerman that McGregor will win at least one round against the all-time boxing great. Schaub hasn’t stopped there though. The former UFC fighter is so confident that McGregor is being underestimated that on a recent interview with The Kicker, Schaub doubled down, saying that not only would Conor win a round or two, but that he would bet a “d*ck pic” McGregor makes it the full twelve rounds.

“[McGregor]’s gonna land multiple punches. I guarantee it. So this isn’t like a Skip Bayless take, I’m just trying to honeyd*ck people – oh, give me views. I know what I’m talking about. I boxed for 15 years, fought professionally for 10 years in mixed martial arts. I know boxing, I know mixed martial arts, and I know when I got in there with professional boxers, it took them about a round to feel me out and the way I do stand up is traditional. It’s boxing. I don’t have this weird, awkward style. Conor does.

“With Conor, it’s a matter of time on how long does it take Floyd Mayweather to get used to this weird, awkward style. So Mayweather has to download McGregor’s movement, everything that he’s never seen before. He’s gonna do it, it’s just gonna be how long? These old boxing heads, they know boxing and they hope Floyd doesn’t lose so they trash mixed martial arts but they don’t actually know what they’re talking about.

“[McGregor will win] at least one [round]. I wouldn’t be surprised if he wins two to three [rounds] early on. . . I will send you guys a dick pic if it doesn’t go all 12 rounds. . . I immediately regret saying that [laughs]. It’s gonna be a good pic though. I’m gonna hire glamor shots.”

The odds that Mayweather-McGregor goes the distance currently sits at -230 against per Oddsshark.com, implying a 69% likelihood that the fight doesn’t reach the final bell. But Schaub remains confident, saying that if anyone is going to get knocked out on August 26th, it won’t be McGregor.

“If anyone’s gonna get knocked out it’s Floyd. I promise you Conor will not get knocked out. If anyone gets finished that night, it’s Floyd.”

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SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE

Crazy.

Wow that was a pretty interesting watch it https://t.co/0WaTEKQSJp

— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) July 31, 2017

#wouldwatch

Let’s increase the value of the next title shot! @alexthemauler and I need to figure out who is the real king of Europe! Alex, I know how great you are and I respect you a lot but I’m going to knock you out! Not because I want to just because I have to! #jonesvsthekingofeurope #notime #newblood #iamdifferent

A post shared by Volkan Oezdemir (@volkan_oezdemir) on Jul 31, 2017 at 11:02am PDT

Masvidal has the right idea here. Make your case, 170ers. Division is open.

I didn’t need 3 rounds. I’m the only guy in the top 5 that hasn’t faced @twooodley and it looks like @wonderboymma is a #faker got his nick name cause he got everybody just “wondering” when he can fight #makeTitleFightsGreatAgain #hoslapseason

A post shared by Jorge Masvidal (@gamebredfighter) on Jul 31, 2017 at 10:21am PDT

Rufus planning on a fight for CM Punk this year.

I am such a firm believer in #team Together Everyone Achieves More! Every year I strive to get better as a coach and build a great team culture. I am so proud of all of our team, staff and students. We Are Having Fun Getting It Done! I have the pleasure of being a part the team of current @ufc Welterweight Champion #tyronwoodley @twooodley former #ufc and #wec Champion #anthonypettis @showtimepettis Top Flyweight Contender #sergiopettis @sergiopettis #bellator Featherweight Contender #emanuelsanchez @matadorsanchez former #wwe Champion #cmpunk @cmpunk my longtime team member #erikkoch @kocheadufc rising KO Artist #paulfelder @felderpaul surging Welterweight #belalmuhammad @bullyb170 Bellator Middleweight #mikerhodes @teamrocbiggie and Middleweight Submission specialist #geraldmeerschaert @the_gm3 as members of our @roufusport team collectively they are 13-3, 9-2 in the UFC in 2-1 Bellator so far this year! The best has yet to come #roufusport #MartialArts is #Life thanks for the past & future memories. #onelove

A post shared by Duke Roufus (@dukeroufus) on Jul 31, 2017 at 6:51am PDT

The way fighter’s support each other instead of their boss is truly inspiring.

Don’t worry boss @danawhite I know some serious dirt on @TWooodley that would ruin his life. #fake https://t.co/MK9SdXRgge

— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) August 1, 2017

Shade.

If Cris Cyborg hadn’t blocked my on social media, I’d remind her that she declined fighting me for the first 145 belt @ufc #keeptalkinfocker pic.twitter.com/fhjsUxHnsX

— Alpha Cat Zingano (@CatZingano) July 31, 2017

Big John responds to DC’s apology.

1/2 @dc_mma U have nothing to apologize for. You have been an incredible champion who has represented the sport of MMA with class & dignity

— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) July 31, 2017

2/2 @dc_mma you also fought a great fight against an incredible competitor. It was an honor being in the cage with 2 of the greatest #AskBJM

— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) July 31, 2017

Hero.

UFC want me to get couple more wins then I’ll be happy to have a rematch against Jones. I have another fight in Brazil.

— Matt Hamill (@hammer_hamill) July 30, 2017

Conor getting real zen.

In order to have complete freedom in your shot selection and direction, you must first gain the ability to disconnect each limb from the body safely. This is a right hand uppercut. But notice the separation in the shoulder joint. From the rotator cuff, to the clavicle and collar bone. The entire joint has complete freedom and separation. That whip of a shot is free to go in any direction. The same rules apply for every part of the body. Freedom in the body equals freedom in the strike. Yours sincerely, the greatest. Photo – @ginger_beard_photos

A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Jul 31, 2017 at 6:21pm PDT

She should’ve been there is possible certainly.

you should’ve showed up with a steel chair in the middle of the second round and took out the ref.. would’ve been hella dope

— michael (@bipsing) July 30, 2017

Extremely ‘Merica.

Thanks Jimmy and Chris! Had a blast at @SpringGunsAmmo pic.twitter.com/Nx53KivxxL

— Sage Northcutt (@sagenorthcutt) July 31, 2017

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2010: Jon Jones stopped Vladimir Matyushenko with elbows in the first round of the main event at UFC on Versus 2.

2015: Ronda Rousey recorded her final win (to this point) in the UFC, knocking out Bethe Correia in the first round at UFC 190.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Take it easy and see y’all tomorrow.

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