One of the nation’s most anticipated sporting events in recent memory will occur Saturday night as Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather square off in Las Vegas.
McGregor, a scrappy Irishman who has been dominating within the mixed martial arts world has agreed to fight boxing’s most prolific modern fighter, Floyd Mayweather, in a boxing match set to take place in Sin City. The fight, while completely unconventional due to McGregor having never boxed professionally, is drawing attention from all across the world, with Las Vegas taking in record-setting action on the match, with several individuals dropping 7 figure bets in favor of Mayweather.
There have even been a litany of concerned boxing aficionados who are seriously contemplating the very real possibility that Conor McGregor’s inexperience will put him at a dangerous disadvantage against Mayweather, with some even clamoring for the match to be called off due to the possibility of catastrophic injury.
Another concern has gripped Vegas in the lead-up to the match as well: ISIS terror threats within the crowded desert locale.
“Authorities fear ISIS-inspired terrorists may carry out a Barcelona-style van attack on the city’s iconic strip of hotels and casinos.
“An ISIS propaganda video featuring images of hotels and casinos in the Sin City has spurred police to increase security for the fight.
“The footage was released in May – just days after Manchester bomber Salman Abedi slaughtered 22 outside a pop concert.
“Now, three months on, the ‘credible’ threat has sparked police concerns for the big fight between McGregor and Mayweather.”
Terrorists have been relatively quiet within the U.S. in recent years, with a number of high profile jihadist attacks taking place on the European continent instead.
Much of this disparity is due to the European Union’s bizarre open borders policy enacted in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis. The EU has mandated that its member nations take in an enormous number of middle eastern migrants in a relatively short amount of time, causing a great many nations on the continent to relax their border control policies to hastily relocated these asylum seekers. This has created an opportunity for ISIS and other radical Islamic organizations to easily and efficiently infiltrate Europe in order to carry out their dastardly attacks.
In the U.S., however, tough talk and policy moves by President Donald Trump have made the reality of American terror a far less risky proposition.