The winner of McGregor v Mayweather will win a new ‘Money’ belt which has been specially created by the World Boxing Council.
Not even remotely subtle, the belt is made using crocodile leather and is encrusted with a casual 3,600 diamonds, 600 sapphires, 160 emeralds and 1.5kg of 24-karat gold.
The McGregor v Mayweather $500 million mega-fight takes place this weekend in Las Vegas, early Sunday morning in the UK, and being dubbed the fight of the century.
The WBC said in a statement:
Floyd Mayweather represents boxing and has come out of retirement to face Conor McGregor the superstar of mixed martial arts who represents the UFC.
The UFC has stood behind Conor and the WBC stands firm in support of Floyd.
The WBC is proud to present the ‘money belt’ which is without a question the most incredible unique piece ever made in the history of all sports.
The "Money" Belt!
— UFC (@ufc) August 23, 2017
In the build up to the fight, longtime Mayweather backer Justin Bieber made the shocking revelation that he beliebs the ‘Money’ won’t knock out McGregor, leading Biebs to be kicked out of The Money Team.
When asked ‘what about the fight, man?’ by a TMZ reporter Biebs kept his answers short and sweet. The Canadian pop idol and former YouTube sensation, gave a solid ‘Yes’ when asked if he is still team Mayweather. But can those ‘old, brittle hands’ deliver knockout force?
In Bieber’s words, ‘I don’t think so’. Insightful…
Bookies’ favourite Mayweather is expected to pocket £77million for the win, while McGregor is expected to net around £58million from the fight. If it goes as they expect.
Either way, both fighters win, belt or not.