Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather gets a new 8 oz. twist

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As if the spectacle around Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor Mcgregor wasn’t enough on its own, Wednesday brought an unprecedented new wrinkle into the equation and one that could change things drastically when a punch connects.

At the request of both camps, the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved the use of 8 oz. gloves for the Mayweather-Mcgregor August 26th boxing match instead of 10 oz. gloves that are supposed to be in use for fights contested at 147 pounds or above. The commission said this will be a one-time exception and will study the results post-fight.

On Tuesday, the Association of Ringside Physicians urged the Commission use caution when making their decision.

McGregor fights in standard 4 oz. gloves in the UFC.

Additonally, it was announced that Robert Byrd will ref the fight with Burt Clements, Dave Moretti and Guido Cavalleri as judges.

The fight is expected to be one of the largest, if not the largest, PPV of all time and the entire night could generate $500 million in revenue.