Commission grants “one-time” exception to allow 8oz gloves for Mayweather-McGregor

August 16, 2017

At its monthly commission meeting, Nevada has approved 8-ounce gloves for Mayweather-McGregor for Saturday, August 26th.  The vote among commission members was unanimous.

The change departs from its longstanding rule of 10-ounce gloves for fights at 154 pounds and above.  There were three stipulations that went along with this waiver of the rule.  First, the gloves will be inspected by NSAC Chairman Anthony Marnell and executive director Bob Bennett, the gloves must be submitted to the NSAC after the fight and those gloves being used for a study on glove size conducted by the NSAC.

It was noted in the commission discussion that this would be a “one-time exception.”

MMA Junkie has the video below:

Payout Perspective:

The debate on the glove issue deals with the potential for bigger fighters to cause more damage with smaller gloves. With the passage, it would seem that McGregor would have an advantage. It could mean that a knockout could happen more so than with 10 ounce gloves. For the cynic, it also draws more appeal with the potential that McGregor could score a huge upset. Honestly, I did not think there would be a problem with passage. Unfortunately, fighter safety sometimes takes a backseat to entertainment value and money. This is going to be a huge money fight and the fighters and promoters are seeking as many people to open their wallets for it, regardless of the potential safety issues.

7 Responses to “Commission grants “one-time” exception to allow 8oz gloves for Mayweather-McGregor”

  1. Fight Fan on August 16th, 2017 5:12 PM

    Only hardcore fans will be aware of this glove change. They are in desperation mode there are thousands of tickets available on ticketmaster and tons on stubhub.

  2. d on August 17th, 2017 7:42 AM

    Hahaha. FF and his best spin job.

    This fight is likely going to set every measurable record in terms of revenue.

  3. mmaguru on August 17th, 2017 3:59 PM

    All the naysayers are going to have to eat their words. As of now, they are down to 1000 tickets left for this event. This event will sell out by end of the weekend.

    This will also hit 5 million buys.

    Records are coming.

  4. Fight Fan on August 17th, 2017 4:42 PM

    Sources for the 1000 tickets? They’re being sold on Costco wholesale lmao. May Pac sold out in minutes. This fight will not break 5 million, no way not at $100. At $50 yes.

  5. d on August 17th, 2017 9:34 PM

    FF is laughable. He’s so desperate. May-Pac wishes it sold 17k tickets in minutes. They released under 1k tickets to the public. So to be clear- May-Pac sold less than 1k tickets in minutes. The rest of the tickets probably didn’t sell out until around the day of the event.

    This gate is going to be bigger than May-Pac and the ppv whatever it winds up being, will be huge.

  6. mmaguru on August 21st, 2017 5:10 AM

    Approx 1200 tickets remaining as of this morning, which puts the gate at about $83-85 million, which has broken the Floyd Pac of 72 million. With only 5 days before the fight, the rest of the ticket will be gone within a few days.

  7. Combo on August 21st, 2017 7:44 PM

    Boxing promoter Lou DiBella on The MMA Hour: “The boxing demographic is aging. They’ve not been attracting young fans.”

    The future of combat sports belongs to MMA.

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