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Nevada Commission bans Wilder-Fury face off – Conor McGregor reacts

Conor McGregor reaches out to NSAC: "Guys, please relax here..."

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has taken drastic measures ahead of the Deonday Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch – Enough to garner a response from Conor McGregor. 

The press conference ahead of Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 took palce yesterday. It’s one of the biggest heavyweight boxing match ups in recent years, and with a perfect zero i both fighters loss column, a lot is at stake. The first fight ended via a controversial draw, and tensions were high heading into the rematch. As is now known, the two boxers shoved each other during their face off – Causing the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to ban the two from facing off at Friday’s weigh ins.

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“The Nevada State Athletic Commission has banned Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury from engaging in a face-off after the weigh-in for their heavyweight championship rematch on Friday afternoon,” Top Rank president, Todd duBoef, told ESPN.

He added, “In my 25 years in boxing I’ve never heard of an administrative body stepping in and prohibiting a face-off. It’s the pinnacle moment before the fight. I am just shocked.”

When word got out that Wilder and Fury wouldn’t be allowed to face off, UFC superstar Conor McGregor chimed in.

“Guys, please relax here,” McGregor wrote on Twitter.  “Vegas commission, you are one of thee 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.”

Clearly, McGregor is one of many who are eagerly anticipating the rematch between Wilder and Fury. In their first bout, Fury controlled much of the action, winning most rounds. However towards the end of the bout Wilder scored two knock downs, one of which would have easily finished a lesser boxer. In the end Fury recovered, and the bout went on to be scored a draw.

The non-definitive end to the first Wilder-Fury bout is what intices many fans, including McGregor.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com
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