Though it once looked nearly impossible, a boxing mega fight between undefeated boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor now looks like it could actually happen.
Earlier this month, we learned that McGregor’s side of the deal had been finalized.
“It is an honour to sign this record breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management,” McGregor said in a statement on his website, TheMacLife.com.
“The first, and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on. Congratulations to all parties involved. We now await Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming days.”
With this exciting development, we now wait for Mayweather and his team to agree on terms they find suitable – and it sounds like that day is not too far away.
“They said Conor McGregor signed his end of the deal,” Mayweather said after watching is star pupil Gervonta Davis dismantle Liam Walsh earlier this month. “I look forward to signing my end of the deal. I haven’t signed my end of the deal yet so once I get home, I’ll communicate with my team, I’ll talk with Al Haymon, I’ll talk with Leonard, and we’ll see what we come up with. We’ll put all our great minds together and we’re gonna have another superfight.”
In anticipation of this fight, which is now looking nearly inevitable, we thought we’d share perhaps the best fan-made Mayweather vs. McGregor promo we’ve seen thus far. This one comes from YouTube user Youssef Hannoun, and it’s awesome.
Do you think this Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight will actually happen? If it does, do you think McGregor can beat the odds and silence his doubters with a win?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/24/2017.