Anyone who may have been thinking that Conor McGregor is making light of his boxing clash with Floyd Mayweather and in it just for a huge payday, they really ought to think again.
Barely given a chance by anyone in the boxing world, McGregor steps into the ring against perhaps the greatest defensive boxer of all time and will look to shock the world and hand Mayweather his first professional defeat.
You could certainly see why some might think this is just a payday for the UFC lightweight champion.
The doubters continue to doubt and as August 26 approaches, more and more fighters from the boxing fraternity are publicly backing the 40-year-old Mayweather to destroy the 29-year-old upstart.
McGregor, however, has continually promised to silence his critics and stun the boxing world and, through his own social media updates, it is clear that he is taking things extremely seriously.
As a result of his new training regime, he is now in perhaps the best physical shape he has ever been and cuts a seriously impressive figure that is lean and bulging will new muscle.
You can all get it. pic.twitter.com/fBxxWeIUHC
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 26, 2017
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 24, 2017
Work horse. pic.twitter.com/jRQzaOi1Za
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 23, 2017
Representing the Fighting Irish! pic.twitter.com/JXkP3GIR3P
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 22, 2017
Clean work. pic.twitter.com/fcKoAv55OX
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 19, 2017
With the fight weight limit set at 154lb, it is familiar territory for the Irishman. His last outing in the octagon was a 155lb clash with Eddie Alvarez that saw McGregor utterly dominate in what many believe is his optimum weight class.
Mayweather retired in 2015 following his 49th successful fight, which took place at 147lb. A fight at 154lb is nothing new to him either, with notable victories at super-welterweight against Oscar de la Hoya and Miguel Cotto.
When the two face off on August 26 history will be made. Either McGregor will deliver on his promise and hand Mayweather his first professional defeat or, as he has so many times before, Mayweather will deliver a defensive masterclass and take his record to 50-0.