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NSAC Comment On Allowing Eight-Ounce Gloves In Mayweather vs. McGregor

August 18, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with MMA Junkie NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) chief Bob Bennett spoke about the decision to allow eight-ounce gloves in the “Money Fight” between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor on August 26. Here are highlights:

On if the decision set a precedent: “I think chairman (Anthony Marnell) put it very eloquently, very succinctly, and he basically put everybody on notice. This is not something we get involved in. We’re strictly business. We’re regulators. We’re not promoters. We don’t do the PR work for them. So he basically put everybody on notice and did it very well, and I happen to agree with him.”

On the last minute request: “My biggest concern about this consideration or this request that is being made is that I do not like the (NSAC) being used as a pawn in a social media bout between these two. That part of this request, it pisses me off, I’ll be really, really honest with you. I respect the fact that you missed this and you admitted that in your testimony that you may have missed this subject when you guys put this bout agreement together. But this body is not the subject of two fighters who want to go back and forth like these two have at each other to create social media stir and another controversy for attention to sell tickets (and) to sell DirecTV. However, in saying that, I would like to put that aside and I would just caution going forward that this body, this forum, not be used for that again.”

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