After months of speculation, trash talk and a lack of movement from either side, it looks like quite possibly the biggest fight in this era of combat sports has been locked in. It will be the undefeated retired boxing star Floyd Mayweather going face-to-face with MMA superstar Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on August 26th.
The Mayweather vs McGregor fight gained some steam recently after Conor signed an agreement for the fight last month. Now, it looks like Floyd has signed his paperwork and the matchup is set.
Following from Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports.
Unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather will fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a much-discussed boxing match on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, a well-placed source told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. Mayweather is expected to make the announcement on social media as early as Wednesday.
Terms of the deal were not available, but it will either be at the MGM Grand Garden or T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday approved the request from Mayweather Promotions to put on a boxing card on Aug. 26 at the MGM Grand. The venue could change, however, to T-Mobile.
Neither UFC president Dana White, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe or Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza could be reached for comment.
We’ll have more for you as it’s announced.