The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) recently announced that they will not have Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury squaring off after their weigh in for their Saturday night rematch.
This decision comes in the wake of both men getting physical at a press conference earlier in the week. Former 2-division UFC champion Conor McGregor is not happy with this decision.
McGregor reacted to this unusual decision from the NSAC on his Twitter account. He started off by praising the commission for being one of the best commissions in the world and then offered a solution to allow Wilder and Fury to square off – just get more security up on the stage.
“Guys, please relax here,” McGregor wrote in response to a report about the NSAC’s decision. “Vegas commission, you are one of the best commissions, bar none, for impeccably handling events of unpredictability. Place men between the men. Security on stage. Let them get one last look at each other. The last look before it’s really fucking on.”
Conor McGregor last fought in January, 2020, making his return to the Octagon after a lengthy hiatus to finish Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in just 40 seconds. Obviously McGregor’s main claim to stardom is his lustrous MMA career, but he’s also been tightly linked to the world of boxing ever since his 2017 blockbuster boxing showdown against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder first fought in December of 2018. In their first meeting, Fury seemed to win most of the rounds, but Wilder was the man behind the fight’s most decisive moments — most notably a devastating 12th-round knockdown that looked like there was no coming back from. In the end, this exciting boxing Heavyweight contest was ruled a draw.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 21st February, 2020.