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Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Grand Arrivals Quotes (Photos)

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LAS VEGAS (August 22, 2017) - Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor officially kicked off fight week events Tuesday with grand arrivals at the Toshiba Plaza ahead of the SHOWTIME PPV event this Saturday, Aug. 26 taking place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Also making an official grand arrival in Las Vegas was unbeaten Francisco Fonseca, who challenges 130-pound champion Gervonta Davis, plus light heavyweight titleholder Nathan Cleverly and former 168-pound champion Badou Jack, who meet in a 12-round title fight on the PPV undercard. The SHOWTIME PPV telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with unbeaten Andrew Tabiti and former world champion Steve Cunningham meeting in a 10-round battle after making their grand arrivals Tuesday.

Fighters were greeted by fans at the Toshiba Plaza before making brief remarks onstage. Here is what the fighters had to say Tuesday:

FLOYD MAYWEATHER

When theres a fight of this magnitude, its all about keeping composure and thats what I do. I go out there and do my job and let the rest take care of itself. This is huge, the numbers that weve been hearing about, theyve been crazy.

McGregor is a tough competitor. Hes undefeated standing up. Hes never lost when striking. I know that Im in for a tough fight. But there is one thing I do know, this fight is not going the distance. No matter what anyone says, its not going the distance.





This is work. This is my job. My job is to fight and compete against the best guys. You know when your body has had enough and this is it for me. I gave my word already about this being my last fight. Once I gave my word to my children, and once I gave my word to Al, I knew this was it. This is a great event. What better way to go out than with a bang?

I just go out there and fight. I dont worry about my record. Ive been blessed with hands and fast feet and a tremendous mind. Itll all be on display Saturday night.

A lot of fighters now only want the money. They dont want to put in the hard work early in their careers. I took the long route and Ive been here for a while. I just love the sport and competing against the best guys.

Its all about the future and building stars. Mayweather Promotions is the future of sports and entertainment. Itll be a great display this week.

Im doing this for myself and my family but I want to give everyone a great show. Everyone deserves a good show. The Pacquiao fight wasnt exciting enough. That was on Pacquiao, but I have to give the fans a great show this time.

CONOR MCGREGOR

Floyd can talk about whatever he wants to talk about. He can talk any kind of trash he wants, because hes talking to the new God of boxing.

I like the move from five to three minute rounds. I feel like Ive built a solid engine that is going to last me through the rest of my career and help me in the fight. Weve put in the work. Ive fought many 12-rounders.

The Irish are rolling in and whenever we roll in, we take over. It was amazing to see all the Irish fans out today. Its going to be a great spectacle.





If people are overlooking my size, power and youth, they shouldnt be. Im very confident in those attributes. I believe Ill knock him out early.

If you look at the way I fight, I am a fast starter. I come out and bang people right away. With eight ounce gloves, I dont see him lasting more than one or two rounds.

I am my own man and I feel I am superior to Floyd. When it comes to Saturday night, he will not be prepared for me.

I cannot wait to get in the on Saturday night and perform in front of my fans and take my place at the top of this sport.

FRANCISCO FONSECA

We are ready for anything Gervonta Davis will bring. We had a great training camp and Im in optimal condition to go win that title.

I am ready and excited to be here in Las Vegas for this great challenge. Its amazing to have a chance to fight for a world title.

Its always been my dream to fight here in Las Vegas. Im going to start out strong from the first round. If a knockout comes, it comes, but what I do know is, is that Im going to leave the ring with that world title on Saturday night.

NATHAN CLEVERLY

I just love this place. This is my favorite city on the planet. To fight here in Las Vegas and defend my world title is great. Badou is a top fighter and its going to be a tough fight. Hes fighting an established light heavyweight like myself. Im a two-time champion of the world and hes going to find out what Im about.

I just told him welcome to the division. Hes going to find out the hard way. Im going to give him a rude introduction to the division and show him how a world champion does it.

This is an interesting fight with two world class fighters. Im going to leave here with the victory on Saturday night.

Its already a big fight with Badou Jack, but to be part of this event, its truly historic. Its a special feeling.

BADOU JACK

Right now Im just excited to be here in front of the fans. I cant wait to put on a show Saturday night. Im going to knock Nathan Cleverly out.

This is the best camp Ive had of my career. I have an amazing team and weve worked well together. Im ready to get in the ring.

This is the biggest stage you can be on. All my my teammates have been training hard and the whole Mayweather Promotions stable is ready to fight.

ANDREW TABITI

Im very excited and Im thankful to everyone that came out here today. This is a great chance for me to shine.

Its wonderful to share this card with my Mayweather Promotions stable. We work hard and were really up and training hard for this opportunity.

Steve Cunningham has done a great job in his career, but its time for a new face of the American cruiserweights. Im getting the victory, thats all there is.

STEVE CUNNINGHAM

I feel a lot younger than my age. I feel great and Im ready to rock. I do my talking in the ring and I cant wait to get in there.

Its great to be on this stage. Its my first time on a pay-per-view and its amazing. This is a huge fight and its a blessing to be there.

I dont make predictions but I come to fight and I come to win. You have a young fighter coming to take me down but Im going to show him what I know.

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MAYWEATHER vs. McGREGOR

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is a 12-round super welterweight matchup that pits the legendary boxer Mayweather against the all-time MMA great McGregor in the main event of an unprecedented four-fight pay-per-view boxing event. Mayweather vs. McGregor will take place Saturday, Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event is produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV, promoted by Mayweather Promotions and sponsored by Corona.


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