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McGregor and Mayweather fight it out on social media

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Posted at 2:45 PM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 20:01:40-04

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.

On Twitter:

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.

Mayweather's tweet with the most interactions shows that he has a flair for marketing.
McGregor's top tweet sends a message.
Twitter is the favorite social media of many celebrities and @TheNotoriousMMA is near the top of the list when it comes to likes and retweets. Take a look at how he compares:

 
On Facebook: 
 
Conor McGregor has had a total of over 1.4 million reactions, comments, and shares on his posts. McGregor has gained 135,000 new likes the past week. Floyd Mayweather has had a total of over 67,000 reactions, comments, and shares on his posts. Mayweather has gained 28,200 new likes this week.
 
Mayweather has the lead in page likes with over 13.2 million. McGregor has 6.5 million Facebook likes on his page.
 
Mayweather's top post on Facebook is the same photo featured in his top Tweet. So here's one of his top performing videos.

Conor McGregor's top Facebook post is also a video that shows his love for his Irish fans.

On Instagram:

Conor McGregor has had a total of over 15.6 million combined likes and comments on his posts. He has gained 422,000 new followers this week. 
Floyd Mayweather has had over 825,000 combined likes and comments on his posts. He has gained 109,00 new followers this week.
 
McGregor leads in Instagram followers with 17.2 million. Mayweather has 16.5 million Instagram followers.
 
McGregor's top Instagram post: 
 

 

Here's one of Floyd Mayweather's best Instagram posts:

 

 

A post shared by Floyd Mayweather (@floydmayweather) on

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.