After months of back-and-forth trash talk and public comments regarding contract discussions between the undefeated boxing legend and UFC lightweight champion, both sides were able to reach an agreement for August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Mayweather Promotions will publicize the event, which will be available on Showtime pay-per-view. McGregor is the biggest star in MMA, but neither he nor any UFC fighter has ever had close to a nine-figure payday.
It was announced Wednesday that the UFC lightweight champion would take on Mayweather in a boxing match. On Wednesday, White made a proclamation for the ages about what would happen if McGregor lands the ideal shot and does what no one else has done, which is to defeat Mayweather. It has also intrigued some in boxing, though most dismiss McGregor's chances under boxing rules against one of the greatest defensive fighters in history. "I expect Floyd to win it 100 per cent".
5,000,000 - Amount in dollars paid by Mayweather for a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita - one of the world's rarest cars - past year.
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Mayweather, 40, is undefeated in 49 boxing matches, winning 26 by knock-out.
"(Mayweather) finished the Pacquiao fight - Wednesday he was back in the damn gym", Ellerbe said.
Unbeaten Chorley super-lightweight Jack Catterall got the unlikely call to spar with Mayweather at the American's gym in Las Vegas prior to his points win over Manny Pacquiao.
"They could've not f*cked that thing up worse with how late they got these tickets out", White said. But the reason Conor McGregor's as big as he is is he'll fight anybody, anywhere, anytime.
What remains to be set are the terms for the fight, the rounds to be boxed, and how and where the fight, bringing two different sports together, will be aired. There are definite positives and negatives to this one, whether you are a fan of boxing, MMA or both.