Kate McKinnon does a spot on impression of Justin Bieber in SNL's cold open mocking the Mayweather, Pacquiao fight. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Kate McKinnon does a spot on impression of Justin Bieber in SNL’s cold open mocking the Mayweather, Pacquiao fight. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were billed as the fight of the century, so NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” which aired opposite the bout came up with a bright idea… pirate the feed. Well, almost; it spoofed the fight in the show’s cold open.

Mayweather looked slightly taller in the SNL version and Pacquiao looked like a girl. In fact, he was played by a girl, Aidy Bryant.

Jay Pharaoh looked buff as a stand-in for Mayweather and Kenan Thompson played the referee. He had to remind Bryant that Pacquiao was from the Philippines, not Mexico and didn’t speak Spanish.

Of course, what would a Mayweather fight be without a gawking Justin Bieber in the crowd. Kate McKinnon did her spot on impression of the “Believe” singer, down to his corny gestures.

The fight didn’t get very far, however, because Floyd and the ref walked off to watch the real thing in musical guest Wiz Khalifa’s dressing room.

Incidentally, the real fight went 12 rounds. Mayweather won by a unanimous decision, while Pacquiao insisted he won, so nothing out of the ordinary there.

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