WEDNESDAY NEWS DIGEST 7/5: McGregor vs. Mayweather hype will kick off soon with press conference at Wembley Stadium (w/Hiscoe’s Analysis)

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The Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor world press tour may be kicking off very soon with a massive press conference at London’s Wembley Stadium.

The BBC and The Sun in the United Kingdom are reporting that the press conference is set to go down at Wembley and will be open to the public with 10,000 people expected to be in attendance. Details on how fans can get into the event are unknown but the Sun report from July 4 states that the event will be “in two weeks time.” No other locations have been announced for the press tour but at least one stop in the United States would be expected for the Aug. 26 fight set to take place in Las Vegas.

This would mark the second such press tour for McGregor, who took part in a similar series of press events in 2015 promoting his fight with Jose Aldo. That tour had stops in Rio de Janeiro, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Toronto, Dublin, and London. It is unknown if the Mayweather-McGregor tour will be as vast as the UFC tour was, but if McGregor has anything to do with it, it will surely be as explosive.

Hiscoe’s Analysis: I’m looking forward to seeing how many other dates are added to this tour. Hopefully at least one stop is in Ireland, as that will be the most rabid crowd they could get in front of and would likely lead to some good footage to promote the fight. With less than two months to go until the fight, I don’t expect this press tour to be as long or expansive as the UFC tour was as that one happened more than three months before the scheduled fight.


-Chris Weidman’s appeal of his loss to Gegard Mousasi at UFC 210 in April was officially turned down.

-Claudia Gadelha told MMA Junkie that she is looking to fight next in September but that she’s having difficulty finding an opponent. “I’m waiting for the UFC to get back to me,” she said. “They’re trying, but it’s that same situation – I can’t find an opponent. It’s kind of annoying.”

-Wanderlei Silva told MMA Brasil that the reason he came out of retirement was not to fight Chael Sonnen, but to get his hands on Vitor Belfort. “I wanted to fight Sonnen and I did that,” Silva said (translated by Bloody Elbow). “But what I really want is to fight Belfort. He’s the one I want to put my hands on. And he better not come up with any broken hand excuses this time around.”

-Steve Bosse is out of his fight with Jared Cannonier Friday at the TUF Finale due to injury. He will be replaced by Nick Roehrick.

-The first episode of UFC 213 Embedded has been released HERE.

NOW CHECK OUT YESTERDAY’S UPDATE: TUESDAY NEWS UPDATE 7/4: Cormier says despite claims otherwise, he was seeking Jon Jones fight (w/Hiscoe’s Analysis)

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