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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor face off during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Aug. 23, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor face off during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Aug. 23, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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A fight on Saturday in Las Vegas will put two elite athletes face-to-face in a boxing ring. The twist is that one of the athletes isn't a boxer.

Ultimate Fighting champion Conor McGregor will fight one of the world’s best boxers in Floyd Mayweather. The purse could be as high as $300 million, but some doctors are warning that the fight should have never been sanctioned in the first place. Here & Now's Robin Young learns more from sports analyst Mike Pesca (@pescami), host of the daily podcast The Gist.

This segment aired on August 24, 2017.

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