Game on! Conor McGregor Vs Floyd Mayweather Fight Is Confirmed

Ross Houston
June 24, 2017

White said the fight would be at 154lbs - light middleweight - and added: "It'll be in a ring, it's a boxing event".

Mayweather went with the more conservative route, releasing a promotional video. The card will be televised by Showtime.

"I don't know what it means for UFC", White said on ESPN.

The breaking news has set off a firestorm of reactions from everyone including boxers, MMA fighters and celebrities who are fans of both sports.

As expected, Mayweather vs. McGregor will be a boxing match, but White unveiled some of the specifics that were certainly part of the negotiations.

Mayweather's 2015 fight against Manny Pacquiao cost between $90 and $100 to watch on pay-per-view and drew an estimated 4.4 million viewers. It's actually not a bad deal for them. The Irishman simultaneously held the UFC featherweight and lightweight championships before relinquishing the 145-pound strap earlier this year.

However, in what appeared to be a swipe at his opponent's age, he instead posted a photo of Mayweather's father, Floyd Mayweather Sr. Mayweather, who is widely recognized as one of the greatest boxers of all time, retired undefeated in 49 professional fights.

White also explained that, contrary to widespread perceptions, negotiations for this history-making fight were quite simple. Both fighters are noted for their ability to sell their fights, and both have exchanged in trash talking and more to promote their bouts.

"There is not one place I go to with Floyd where he doesn't get asked the question: 'Floyd, are you going to fight Conor McGregor?' All Floyd thinks about is fighting Conor McGregor".

"The fight will be a 12 round boxing match. The impossible deal is now done".

McGregor, with a record of 21 wins and three losses, tweeted: "THE FIGHT IS ON". But the reason Conor McGregor's as big as he is is he'll fight anybody, anywhere, anytime.

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