McGregor vs Mayweather is officially happening
Floyd Mayweather has gone on record to say he’s ready to fight Conor McGregor in June this year.March 14, 2017
Before he went on to call Floyd Mayweather “a Malteser with eyeballs” during his live Q&A session in front of 5,000 fans in January this year, Conor McGregor was adamant on one thing: the much-anticipated fight against Mayweather was happening.
"Me and Floyd have got to get together and talk to figure it out, the same way him and Manny [Pacquiao] figured it out," McGregor said. "Once we come to a set number that I'm happy with and he's happy with, then we go to the customers, then we go to the promoters, the buyers, then we get it done. So that's next. I'll go to Vegas, we'll figure the situation out and we’ll come to a dotted line and then we're going. This is happening."
When? He had no clue, but he promised that it would be before the end of the year.
The McGregor-Mayweather has been on the cards ever since Notorious KO’d Eddie Alvarez to become the first fighter to simultaneously hold two UFC belts. Since then, we’ve had the two fighters engaged in press wars, but nothing concrete. Until now.
During his United Kingdom tour, Mayweather went on record to state that he is officially out of retirement to take on Conor McGregor. Speaking to FightHype, Mayweather said:
“For Conor McGregor, I'm coming out of retirement, just to fight Conor McGregor. I don't want to hear no more excuses about the money, about the UFC. Sign the paper with the UFC so you can fight me in June. Simple and plain. Let's fight in June. You're the B-side, I'm the A side. We're not here to cry about money. I'm tired of all this crying about money and talking about you want to fight. You blowing smoke up everybody's ass. If you want to fight, sign the paperwork, let's do it. Today, I'm officially out of retirement for Conor McGregor. We don't need to waste no time. We need to make this shit happen quickly. Let's get it on in June.”
Interestingly, FloCombat cites its sources have confirmed that the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has set aside June 10 as the date for the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. That doesn’t leave the fighters with a lot – or enough – of prep time.