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Conor McGregor faces financial penalties if he uses MMA tactics vs. Floyd Mayweather

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If you thought Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor would have run out of things to say on their third stop, you’d be very wrong.
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NEW YORK — If Conor McGregor gets the urge to do anything but box when he faces Floyd Mayweather, he’ll have a lot of reasons to think twice.

An agreement has been put in place that would cost McGregor significant financial damages if he reverts to mixed martial arts tactics when the two face off Aug. 26 in a pay-per-view boxing match in Las Vegas.

“He would get sued beyond belief if he does anything but hit Floyd Mayweather with his hands to the head and body,” UFC president Dana White told reporters Thursday in a press conference. “It would be very bad. That can’t happen. That can’t happen. There’s actually language in the contract that that can’t happen.”

Mayweather is an undefeated 49-0 in his professional boxing career. McGregor is a UFC fighter, where hand-to-hand grappling, choke holds and kicking are customary.

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