Floyd Mayweather doesn't think Conor McGregor will make weight

The boxing superstar is feeling pretty confident in himself, too, and claimed he will bet on himself against McGregor.

Floyd Mayweather thinks his competition is coming in a little heavy.

During an interview with FightHype.com, the boxing superstar said he believes Conor McGregor weighs 10 pounds above the 154-pound limit for Saturday's megafight and won't make weight ahead of the showdown at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

"I don't think he's gonna make the weight," Mayweather said. "Even if he does make the weight, that's even better, but if he doesn't make the weight, we're still gonna fight. But it's gonna be a heavy fine. Gimme that money.

"Like I said before, a true champion is disciplined. And very responsible. But we'll see."

The likelihood of Mayweather knowing McGregor's actual weight is slim, but the 40-year-old boxer doesn't mind stirring the pot and is feeling pretty confident about his odds against the MMA sensation heading into this weekend's bout. So much, in fact, that he told talk show host Jimmy Kimmel he intends to put his money where his mouth is and bet on himself against McGregor.

However, Vegas oddsmakers aren't buying the story Mayweather is selling.

"He's never bet on himself," a source with direct knowledge of Mayweather's betting history told ESPN. "He's very superstitious and that's the one thing he doesn't bet on, his own fights, ever. His friends and crew bet small on him, but he has never done it."

Drama aside, Saturday is sure to be a spectacle not to be missed after Mayweather's previous "Fight of the Century" against Manny Pacquiao fell short of expectations.

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