A couple years ago before Floyd “Money” Mayweather danced around Manny Pacquiao to another title, Sean “P-Diddy” Combs and Mark Wahlberg made a $100,000 bet: Combs took Mayweather and Marky-Mark took Pac-man. Now the two are doubling down on another bet before Mayweather takes on UFC star Conor McGregor this Saturday night.
Is this a bit of silly promotion? Of course it is. But I’m assuming the loser’s money goes to charity as it allegedly did the first time around. If it weren’t, Wahlberg would be certifiably insane for picking McGregor in the first place. The Irishman’s odds to win the fight have actually slightly increased, yet he still finds himself as an unbelievable under-dog.
Josh Helmuth is the editor of Crave Sports.
MAYWEATHER vs. MCGREGOR will be on SHOWTIME PPV Saturday, August 26 with the main card beginning at 9 PM EST.