It’s a tense time down on our trading floor at the minute. The fight being dubbed as the biggest of all time is causing a few headaches.
From the press conference scraps, to the ever-changing odds as people pile into McGregor. It’s all kicking off, literally…
They have now been forced to slash the odds on the Irishman throwing an illegal kick in his bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. next month.
The price has been cut in from 12/1 to 8/1 after a rush of bets in the past week alone.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 11, 2017
Despite the fight being six weeks away the bookie has already taken over 200 bets on the UFC Lightweight champ attempting to connect with the American with his foot.
Féilim Mac An Iomaire, a spokesperson for Paddy Power, said “We’re expecting this fight to be the biggest betting event in the history of combat sports but we definitely didn’t foresee minor markets attracting this amount of interest. Since we’ve cut the odds to 8/1 we’re still seeing plenty of action and it would appear as though plenty of our punters are convinced that Conor’s going to try and swing a boot at the undefeated boxer.”
Meanwhile, McGregor continues to attract the vast majority of support from punters with over 75% of bets backing him to win the fight on August 26th.
As it stands at the moment, Mayweather is the 2/11 favourite, McGregor is priced at 4/1 and a draw is a whopping 50/1.