Prepare your liver: The Mayweather-McGregor Drinking Game

With arguably the biggest fight in combat sports history just a few days away it’s not exactly surprising to see the amount of attention it’s generating, with fans from around the globe gearing up for a late night of what they hope to be boxing brilliance.

Alas, they won’t be doing it without some supplies, with most Brits in particular set to stay up until the early hours in order to catch a glimpse of the Mayweather vs McGregor showdown. With the scheduled start time being around 5 am there’ll be drinks flowing throughout the evening, and we felt the need to throw together some ‘guidelines’ if you will.

Sparse attendance

Drink a finger every time the attendance is mentioned

*A “finger” is the English phrase for taking a sip of your drink*

With more than 7,000 tickets supposedly still up for sale, you just know that they’re going to be banging on about this all night long. Perhaps lower the prices from six figure fees – just a thought.


Drink two fingers/a shot for every round Conor McGregor survives

For those of you that have never played Centurion, it’s essentially where you drink a shot of any beverage you desire once a minute for 100 minutes. We aren’t suggesting anything quite so extreme in this instance, but we might as well toast to the Notorious One if he can survive up to twelve rounds with Money Mayweather.

The Irish King

Drink a pint of Guinness if McGregor comes to the ring with an Irish flag

Stereotypical? Perhaps, but you just know the Irish contingent are going to be singing their hearts out all night long and for that, we must salute them.

Endless comparisons

Waterfall your drink for the duration of every UFC/boxing comparison

With Dan Hardy on the bill for Sky Sports, you just know that he’s going to be hit with a million questions about Conor’s UFC career, and that’ll likely continue from the pre-fight coverage all the way through until the fight is over. Urgh.

The Malignaggi problem

Drink two fingers every time you either see or hear the name Paulie Malignaggi

Poor old Paulie can’t seem to stay away from the limelight, with many rumours surrounding a potential fight between himself and Conor in the near future. In short, he’s irrelevant, he’s boring, he’s desperate, and the media will play off of that as much as they possibly can.

Fallen soldier

Take a shot if Floyd Mayweather wins

95% of the people reading this will be praying for the Irishman to get the job done and somehow overcome the 49-0 Floyd Mayweather, but if the American picks up win number 50 then we must commemorate the fallen soldier.

Daytime drinks

Drink half of your beverage if the sun starts to come up before the fight is over

In terms of the timing of this fight mixed in with the fact that both men will probably be late, as always, we can expect McDonald’s to start serving their breakfast menu by the time it’s all said and done.

Constant delays

Drink a finger for every minute past 5 am it takes for them to start the fight

Building off of the last point, we’re expecting these guys to hold us up for quite a while before they even touch gloves. 

Shock the world

Down everything you can find if Conor McGregor knocks out Floyd Mayweather

Just, for a second, imagine it. Pandemonium.

So wherever you’re watching the fight this Saturday whether it’s in a pub or at home with your pals, ensure that your livers are well prepared for what is sure to be an onslaught of alcohol abuse.

Of course, you don’t need to partake in this game, but let’s face it, we’re all going to need to drown our sorrows one way or another if it’s an absolute snoozefest.

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