#UFC Fight Night 128 #Kevin Lee #Edson Barboza #Conor McGregor #Fight On #Khabib Nurmagomedov #Tony Ferguson #Jon Jones #Frankie Edgar #Cub Swanson #Askhab Zulaev #UFC 216 #UFC 223

Conor McGregor Fronts Special 'The Fighting Issue' of ESPN The Magazine | MMAWeekly.com


Everyone is trying to cash in on the superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, even ESPN. 

While Mayweather vs. McGregor is aligned with Showtime and Fox Sports, even ESPN is jumping in feet first to take advantage of what is likely to be the biggest spectacle combat sports has ever seen this side of “Rocky.”

ESPN The Magazine will hit newsstands on Friday with McGregor on the cover. It’s not simply a cover story, however. The magazine is publishing a special edition entitled “The Fighting Issue.”

Conor McGregor - ESPN Magazine Fighting Cover

The Fighting Issue, of course, has eyes on the prize, Mayweather vs. McGregor. The cover story features an extensive profile on McGregor, delving deep into his rise from a kid growing up in South Dublin to his apprenticeship as a plumber to becoming the UFC’s first dual-division champion and his relationship with longtime coach John Kavanagh. The cover story “Crossing Crumlin Road” is already available online.

Other articles delve into Mayweather’s penchant for making money, a breakdown of why people want to see a fighter with zero professional boxing experience challenge one of the greatest pugilists of all time, a tale of the tape, and more.

In addition to an abundance of Mayweather vs. McGregor coverage, The Fighting Issue also features new UFC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino, “the most fearsome women’s MMA fighter on the planet,” a photo feature on Bellator’s splashdown at Madison Square Garden, and several other fight-related topics.

With less than three weeks to go until fight time, only expect more and more coverage like ESPN The Magazine’s to overtake newsstands, websites, and social media.

Mayweather vs. McGregor takes place on Saturday, Aug. 26, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all things Mayweather vs. McGregor, including full pre-fight, event, and post-fight coverage.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Galleries

Conor McGregor Fights

  • a year ago
  • 82758 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Evan Dunham: 'We'll See Conor McGregor Back This Year' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 27 views

No. 14 ranked lightweight Evan Dunham believes champion Conor McGregor will be back in the octagon this year. read news >>

Artem Lobov's Hardest Fight Ever? Training Partner Conor McGregor | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 76 views

Most fighters will say that training is much harder than actually stepping in the cage and fighting. That certainly holds true for Artem Lobov, who trains with the most famous fighter in the world. L read news >>

Michael Chiesa: 'Screw You' if Conor McGregor Tries to Jump the Line (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 52 views

? (Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) When asked about his thoughts on Conor McGregor should get the first shot at the winner of the UFC 223 main event between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomed read news >>

Tony Ferguson's Dream Fight is Georges St-Pierre, Not Conor McGregor | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 45 views

Tony Ferguson has dream fights like everybody else in the UFC but he might be one of the few people who doesn't seem to care much about ever facing Conor McGregor. As it turns out, Ferguson is happy read news >>

Conor McGregor Issues Arnold Schwarzenegger Well Wishes After Heart Surgery | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 91 views

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor issued a heartfelt message to friend and inspiration Arnold Schwarzenegger after the former bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-governor underwent successful heart read news >>

Ronda Rousey Appreciates Conor McGregor's Support Ahead of WrestleMania 34 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 34 views

Most of us can't understand the stress of stardom for the likes of Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor, so it's no surprise that they sometimes find solace in each other. read news >>

Dana White: Conor McGregor Was Never an Option to Replace Tony Ferguson at UFC 223 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 160 views

Tony Ferguson suffering an injury forced the UFC to search for a last minute replacement to face Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 but it turns out Conor McGregor was never an option. While it might see read news >>

Conor McGregor Reacts to Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Being Scrapped Again | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 462 views

Conor McGregor may not have a fight booked but the UFC lightweight champion is always watching. On Monday, McGregor offered up his reaction to the news that Tony Ferguson had been forced out of the U read news >>

Tony Furgeson Fires Back at Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz's Jeers | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago
  • 207 views

Tony Ferguson had some sharp retorts to the jeers that Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz lobbed in his direction after he withdrew from UFC 223. read news >>

Khabib Nurmagomedov Believes Conor McGregor is Inevitable, but Wants to Fight Georges St-Pierre | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 10 views

Khabib Nurmagomedov realizes Conor McGregor is more likely to be in his near future, but he would rather fight Georges St-Pierre. read news >>

Dana White Strips Conor McGregor of UFC Lightweight Title | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 315 views

During the UFC 223 Pre-fight Press Conference on Wednesday, UFC president Dana White made it official. Conor McGregor has been stripped of his lightweight belt. read news >>

Dana White May Allow Max Holloway to Defend Two Titles Unlike Conor McGregor | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 8 views

? (Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) If Max Holloway defeats Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday at UFC 223, he'll hold both the featherweight and lightweight titles. Holloway plans to hold and defe read news >>

Dana White: Tony Ferguson Not Being Stripped, Only Conor McGregor | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 57 views

When Tony Ferguson was forced out of the UFC 223 main event due to injury, UFC president Dana White said that his interim title would "go away." read news >>

Khabib Nurmagomedov Comments on Confrontation with Conor McGregor's Teammate Artem Lobov (UFC 223) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 353 views

? (Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) Early Wednesday morning video emerged of a heated confrontation between unbeaten lightweight title contender Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor's teammat read news >>

Conor McGregor Fires Back After Being Told His Title Would Be Stripped | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 1070 views

Conor McGregor isn't taking this fight lying down. It was just a year and a half ago that McGregor became the first ever simultaneous two division world champion when he captured the lightweight titl read news >>

Conor McGregor And His Team Go on Rampage During Arrival at UFC 223 Media Day | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 36 views

Conor McGregor and his team arrived unannounced at UFC 223 when mayhem broke out backstage before the UFC lightweight champion made his way into the building read news >>