UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has signed his bout agreement for a boxing match against undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.
Now, UFC President Dana White is off to negotiate with Team Mayweather on the terms of the bout and will look to get a signed contract to make this fight that many believed had no chances of happening, including himself.
“The Notorious” took to social media on Thursday with a photo of his newborn baby along with the mixed martial arts championship belts that he has won throughout his career.
McGregor said in the caption of his post, “Let’s go get some boxing ones now son.”
Interestingly, McGregor has four UFC championship belts in his photo but has only had three UFC title fights in his career. It is likely that McGregor took home two new belts at UFC 205 when he became the first fighter in UFC history to be a simultaneous two division champion after beating Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight world title. The UFC scrambled to get a second belt for McGregor following his win and Tyron Woodley let the UFC use his belt that he had retained in his welterweight championship fight against Stephen Thompson in the co-main event of the card.
As fans await for the news of McGregor’s next fight, UFC President Dana White said recently that Conor McGregor wants to fight twice this year. However, it will all likely depend on if the boxing match with Mayweather happens or not. For McGregor’s sake, one fight with Floyd Mayweather could earn him a lot more money than any fight in the UFC as White estimated that “The Notorious” would earn around $75 million for the boxing match with Mayweather. Quite a staggering difference from the estimated $15 million that McGregor is believed to have made at UFC 202.
Do you think Dana White can come to terms with Floyd Mayweather and his team to make this boxing match with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor actually happen? Would Conor return to the Octagon after making such a big payday? Let’s get your thoughts on the situation in the comment section!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/18/2017.