Many people believe it to be a foregone conclusion that Floyd Mayweather will beat Conor McGregor in their boxing match, but we're wondering how the two match up in a different arena — social media.
Who's really the champion in the world of social media? In the week leading up to the big fight, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are living up to their nicknames.
We took a look at some numbers from the social media rating service Crowdtangle for the past 7 days.
Conor McGregor has had a total of over 803,000 combined likes and retweets. He has also gained 154,000 new Twitter followers. On the other hand, Floyd Mayweather has had a total of over 14,500 combined likes and retweets. He has gained over 13,900 new Twitter followers.
Mayweather still holds the lead on total Twitter followers with over 7.4 million, while McGregor has 5.7 million followers.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) August 23, 2017
Wake up Floyd. It's all over. pic.twitter.com/XfssL4HrjV
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 21, 2017
Conor McGregor's top Facebook post is also a video that shows his love for his Irish fans.
Here's one of Floyd Mayweather's best Instagram posts:
We'll have to wait to see how the fight plays out in the ring, but after looking at these numbers we can see that the fight has catapulted Conor McGregor into another stratosphere of mainstream stardom.
It'll be interesting to see how it affects his future in the UFC and as a fighter.