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Tequila Avion Creates Floyd Mayweather Jr. Edition Bottle To Celebrate His 50th Fight

Most pro athletes celebrate by popping bottles of champagne. NASCAR drivers do it with milk — because driving? If things go according to plan this Saturday (August 26) for Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr.,  he’ll probably be knocking back with his own tequila.

Tequila Avión has created a limited edition, commemorative bottle of the brand’s ultimate tequila offering, Avión Reserva 44 Extra Añejo, to celebrate Mayweather Jr.’s 50th professional fight.

The tequila brand, voted Best Tasting Tequila in the World at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, has worked with Mayweather Jr. to create the exclusive commemorative bottles, of which only 150 are for sale worldwide.  Each custom bottle features an etched likeness of Mayweather Jr. and have been hand-signed by the boxer.  This collector’s edition is composed of fire polished crystal and comes encased in a gift box with a certificate of authenticity.  Avión Reserva 44 is hand bottled in extremely limited batches and gains its distinctive character from Avión agave.

Conversations began when Mayweather Jr. and his team approached Tequila Avión Founder Ken Austin regarding their shared vision. “The team at Tequila Avión joins in the belief of never cutting corners and putting the work in,” says Austin via a statement. “Much like Floyd Mayweather Jr., our brand believes in the pressure of perfection, which is shown in the unwavering commitment to our tequila.”

“Creating this bespoke bottle with Ken and Tequila Avión was a given,” Mayweather adds. “Avión epitomizes the highest in quality, which is all I accept in life.  As a world-class athlete, I have spent my life training to be the best, and as such I’d only work with and associate with the best tequila in the world to have my image and personal signature.”

Unless you live under a rock, you know that Mayweather Jr., who remains undefeated throughout his professional boxing career, faces MMA UFC fighter Conor McGregor this Saturday (August 26) in Las Vegas.

The commemorative bottles of Avión Reserva 44 Extra Añejo Tequila will retail this week for approximately $1,500 each and will be available on the Las Vegas strip at Total Wine & More while supplies last. Orders will also be accepted by visiting TotalWine.com.

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Floyd Mayweather Insults Conor McGregor While Chowing Down On Burger King [WATCH]

The undefeated Floyd Mayweather doesn’t appear to be too worried about his upcoming blockbuster fight with Conor McGregor at all.

On the first episode of UFC’s new vlog series “Mayweather vs. McGregor Embedded,” the boxing icon scarfs down a Burger King sandwich on camera. While doing so, Mayweather proceeds to mock his opponent, getting a laugh out of the squad that’s with him.

“I’m so scared of Conor McGregor!”

In fact, Mayweather is so “frightened” of Conor McGregor that he’s spending nights at his strip club regularly, according to ESPN. With the much hyped fight going down August 26th, Mayweather has been in Vegas for the past week. He’s apparently using that time to turn a profit for his club rather than prep for the match.

A staffer who works at Girl Collection, Mayweather’s club, says that the boxer has been in every night to ensure things are running smoothly. ESPN also reports that Mayweather has been at the club as late as 3:30 a.m., though he claims to have not had a lap dance in 20 years. Fans who want to see Floyd Mayweather have been reportedly flocking to the club. Since admission is $100 including a two-drink minimum, Girl Collection is rolling in the dough right now.

While it seems like Mayweather is being overly cocky, this is just how he prepares for fights. Before his major bout against Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather behaved just about the same. While interviewing with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith back then, Mayweather ate McDonald’s while claiming that “there’s no way to beat him.”

Considering that nobody has been able to yet (and McGregor likely won’t this weekend), Floyd can very well prep however he wants. It likely won’t change the result of his bout with McGregor.

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Floyd Mayweather Is Paying This Chef $1000 Per Plate Until His Pacquiao Fight

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Floyd Mayweather is not someone you should learn to budget from. Of course, if your nickname was “Money” too, things might be different.

There are probably few other more expensive ways to prepare for a fight than by hiring a private, on-call 24/7 chef to prepare healthy $1,000 meals for you.

Mayweather hired California-born Chef Q, real name Quiana Jeffries, who served as executive chef at Soul Dog in North Hollywood, California and is also affiliated with caterer Chefism. But until the May 2 Pacquiao/Mayweather fight, she is “The Chef that’s Beastin in Floyd Mayweather’s Kitchen,” according to her Instagram.

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“My daily schedule for Floyd is ‘There is no schedule’ … I am here for him anytime. 24 hours, 7 days a week. If he needs me at 3 am, I am there cooking up breakfast.”

She makes everything from scratch using only organic ingredients.

“Also, we are really big on juicing right now … So if Floyd wants something to drink, it’s juiced through organic fruits.”

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Chef Q told TMZ Sports that she doesn’t even normally charge $1,000 a plate, but Mayweather “felt my dishes were worth that much.” Chef Q is cooking up an estimated four meals a day for 46 days until the fight, so she’ll be raking in about $184,000 in total.

“He’s always been mindful of what he eats but there is something different about this fight.”

Is it maybe that he’s anxious and taking a no-expenses-spared mentality to give it his all when it comes to facing Pacquiao and protecting his undefeated record?

Then again, $184,000 is a small investment compared to the potential $120 million he’ll take home from boxing’s richest fight, win or lose.

Written by NextShark’s Max Chang, Images via Instagram