Conor McGregor has officially agreed to terms with the UFC to face Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring.
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor says he has signed a “record-breaking deal” to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“The first, and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on,” McGregor said in a statement to Themaclife.com.
“Congratulations to all parties involved. We now await [Mayweather’s adviser] Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming days.”
McGregor did not specify the terms of the deal he signed. On Thursday morning, he tweeted about the agreement.
Now, he says, it’s up to Mayweather to do the same to make the megafight happen.
UFC president Dana White joined the “NBA on TNT” crew after game one of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics Wednesday night where he announced the news.
UFC enthusiast Shaquille O’Neal asked White point blank during the postgame show whether the fight is going to happen or if it’s just a myth.
“The McGregor side is done. I’m starting to work on the Mayweather side now,” White said.
“I’m not saying the fight will happen, but I got one side done now it’s time to work on the other. If we can come to a deal with [Al] Haymon and Mayweather, the fight’s going to happen,” White added.
One thing is for sure though, according to the head of the UFC, “it’s going to be straight-up boxing” between the Irish fighter and the legendary American boxer.
Now we just have to wait on Mayweather.
A boxing venue in Las Vegas has reportedly been put on hold for a potential fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has been selected as the potential fight location for a bout between the two legends of their respective sports, according to FloCombat.
The report from Duane Finley reads in part:
Sources close to FloCombat have confirmed T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has put the June 10 date on hold for the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
This news of course does not mean the fight is official or is guaranteed to happen, but the largest arena in the fight capital of the world reserving a date certainly means the fantasy bout is moving closer to reality.
This is the biggest sign yet that Mayweather and McGregor are serious about getting into the ring together.