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Conor McGregor And Team Plan, Request For Referee

Conor McGregor And Team Plan, Request For Referee

5/8/2017

MMA star Conor McGregor and his team have grown tired or waiting are now considering a request on who will referee  the Match with Floyd Mayweather come Aug 26 in Las Vegas.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission who are in charge of closing officials have placed veteran referee Kenny Bayless in charge of four of Mayweather's previous five fights, which leaves the him more likely to Ref the Bout.

"We're still looking into our options," McGregor's coach Owen Roddy exclusively told Sky Sports when asked if they planned a request.

"We know we can ask for our own ref, and they can ask for theirs. We'll look into it, and see who we think would suit the fight."

Conor McGregor's team in preparation for the fight against Floyd Mayweather are said to have no preferences for the August 26 bout but Retired Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez has been around the McGregor Camp training the Irish Man for the fight.

"Joe comes in for fight simulation," Roddy said. "Conor spars, and Joe refs the match like any ref would.

"That's for us to become familiar with the process. That's all it is.

"At this stage, we've had a ref for almost every spar, even back in Dublin. Conor has had so many spars in that regard - the ref wears full kit, goes through everything, then we spar. Joe is just the guy that we've been using because he was a great ref."

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