The protagonists of August 26th’s extravaganza will embark on a world tour to promote the event, per UFC president Dana White.
The relatively short ten week period between the fight announcement in mid-June and the date of the proposed Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight left us wondering whether the parties involved could put together a full promotional tour alongside respective training camps.
A world tour encompassing the strongholds of both fighters, America and Ireland, was the desire of each fan upon hearing the fight announcement. News today is mixed on that particular front.
It has been confirmed by Dana White via MMAJunkie that the promotional tour featuring both superstars will go global. However, fans hoping for a repeat of the nuclear atmosphere that greeted Jose Aldo in Dublin prior to UFC 189 will be disappointed.
While Floyd Mayweather won’t set foot on Conor McGregor’s home soil, it would be remiss of him not to expect a strong Irish contingent in London when he touches down. His last visit to England as an active boxer taking part in promotion was the infamous press conference with Manchester’s Ricky Hatton in 2007.
Of course, Conor McGregor is no stranger to controversial world tours, with the aforementioned Aldo press conference elevating him to God status in the eyes of his fellow Irish.
Despite the less than ideal location, the press conference itself is nonetheless sure to be memorable.