Drake welcomes Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to Toronto

Drake welcomes Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to Torontoā€¯

Other sports notables, though, like Byron Scott, Devonta Freeman, Gus Kenworthy, Richard Sherman and Shaun White ... well, they're not so sure.

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is the hot favourite to defeat UFC star Conor McGregor, but who do you want to win on August 26?

"I came here today to witness history with each and every one of you".

They may have been there for the fighter, but they went wild when the city's first son took the stage.

"Whether it is Floyd "Money" Mayweather [boos], or whether it is the "Notorious" Conor McGregor [cheers], I just want to welcome these people to Toronto".

That obvious disadvantage and the 5-1 odds on their fight mean nothing, according to what the two-division UFC champion told a huge, pro-McGregor crowd during a press conference at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto. It's an opportunity to promote and sell tickets for the highly anticipated spectacle starring an at the end of his career boxer, Money Mayweather, a defensive fighter who turned 40 in February, coming out of retirement, and an MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter, McGregor, 28, completely out of his element, having to abide by boxing rules during this bout. They said the same things then as they're saying now. I was here three years ago, I was also on a world tour, facing an unconquerable quest, facing the pound-for-pound No 1 fighter on the planet, Jose Aldo. 'Too many weapons. The Irishman's gonna fall short. "It took me 13 seconds".

McGregor encouraged the crowd to shout expletives at Mayweather and his family before the Irishman launched into a almost 10-minute profanity-laced tirade.

"I'm the (one) that can't read?"

McGregor also encouraged his fans in the 16,000 strong crowd to chant "f*** the Mayweathers".

"Turn the pressure up, I don't quit, I don't fold under pressure".

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