Earlier on Wednesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission granted Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor a “one time waiver” to use eight ounce gloves for their fight next Saturday night in Las Vegas. This ruling shocked many as for fights over 147 pounds (this fight is contested at 154 pounds), fighters are supposed to wear 10-oz gloves.
Soon after that announcement, McGregor’s personal lifestyle site the “Mac Life” released a statement from the UFC champion in regards to the announcement.
“I am very pleased with the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s handling of my next bout today… Fair play was kept all the way through… This was handled very well and very fairly by the NSAC. I am very pleased and respect the commissions ruling on this. Ten days until fight time.”
It’ll be interesting to see what McGregor says during his media conference call tonight at 5pm.