As I touched in my inaugural “MMA Biz” column, I find it extremely hard to believe that this fantasy matchup will ever come to fruition. Still, it’s impossible to ignore how much the UFC featherweight title-holder and 49-0 boxer are loading onto this hype train.
Conor McGregor reacts after defeating Jose Aldo during their featherweight championship bout at UFC 194 on Dec. 12, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Both of their efforts — along with cameos from Floyd Sr., Dana White and others — have helped this rumor maintain its momentum as we creep closer to UFC’s next main event announcement. With White and Lorenzo Fertitta expected to meet with McGregor Wednesday night in Los Angeles, don’t be surprised if the Irishman is penciled in for UFC 202 in short order.
This will be great fight if this happen
Until that time comes, let’s follow along with all of the action, shall we?
Friday, May 6: The Report
Floyd Mayweather promotes an April 1, 2016, fight between Ashley Theophane and Adrien Broner on Feb. 29, 2016, in Washington D.C. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
British tabloid newspaper The Sun breaks the story, claiming that the fight is set to take place in Las Vegas this summer. Mayweather vs Mcgregor
Paperwork and fight purses — a reported £100million for Mayweather and £7 million for McGregor — were allegedly the only things standing in the way of the boxing match being booked.
False, but let’s carry on.