Floyd Mayweather, Jr. beat Conor McGregor in a boxing match this weekend in Vegas. However you feel about either boxer, or the money- and testosterone-drenched exercise that the two took part in, Mayweather remains undefeated, the best in the ring. As for his preparation and diet leading up to the fight, like any legitimate athlete, he is fueled by a steady supply of spaghetti bolognese.
Mayweather’s chef, J. Santiago, gave TMZ the run-down on his diet before matches, and apparently the boxer is so “obsessed” with spaghetti bolognese he ate it almost every day before facing McGregor. Mayweather also typically eats protein-rich breakfasts that include eggs, home fries, grits, pancakes, and meats like bacon, turkey sausage, turkey ham, and turkey kielbasa.
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To make weigh-in on Friday, Mayweather had to forgo the breakfast spread, sticking to just two bananas and water. That was enough to slim him down to 149.5 pounds, just in time to fight Saturday—the limit was 154 pounds.
McGregor, who weighed in at 153, said at the time, “[Mayweather] looks like dog shit, you know that. He looks blown up, full of water. He’s not going to keep my pace. Trust me on that. That’s the worst shape I’ve ever seen him. He looks blown out, out of shape. I’m going to breeze through him. Trust me on that.” This obviously was not the case, thanks to spaghetti bolognese, protein, and the most lucrative boxing match agreement to ever befall the two totally legitimate fighters.