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Undefeated Money has been pictured sparring as he prepares to face UFC star in Las Vegas
Floyd Mayweather has booked the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for August 26 as he edges closer to agreeing a deal for a £500million super-fight with Conor McGregor.

Mayweather v McGregor edges closer, MGM Grand Garden Arena booked for Aug 26

Undefeated boxing superstar Money, who fought at the famous casino venue for the final dozen bouts of his career, has come out of retirement to face UFC lightweight champion McGregor.

The Irishman has struck a deal with UFC president Dana White to allow him to compete in the one-off event.

Talks between Mayweather’s adviser Al Haymon and the UFC are ongoing but the American has been pictured sparring , suggesting his preparations are well underway.His promotional company have also reserved the arena on August 25 for a weigh-in.

The as yet unannounced fights the following evening will be shown on Showtime, Mayweather’s long-time broadcaster of choice.

Fighters from the Las Vegas resident’s stable are expected to feature on the undercard, including Badou Jack, who could face WBA world light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly.

McGregor, who has not fought since he won the UFC lightweight title last November, recently became a father for the first time.

He has never boxed professionally having switched to mixed martial arts as a youngster. Mayweather vs Mccgregor

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Mayweather vs McgregorAs Conor McGregor agrees to terms for a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, the bettin line is moving in his direction.

Tim Burke on BloodyElbow The Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather saga continues. According to UFC president Dana White, McGregor and him have come to an agreement for the fight. Now they have to take their numbers to Floyd and get him to sign on the dotted line, which will likely be a difficult proposition. But as the fight inches closer to reality, so does the proposed betting line between the two men. Mayweather vs Mcgregor

When the idea of the fight came to light just over a year ago, noted sports book Bovada (also known as Bodog) opened the line with Mayweather at -2000 and McGregor at +900. Other books followed suit with similar lines.

In the time since then, McGregor has slowly inched a little bit down in terms of how much of a dog he is. In February, you could still get him at +750 but most books had him in the +600 range.

Fast forward to today. That very book that opened the line, Bovada, now has the fight a whole lot closer (via OddsShark):

Mayweather -750

McGregor +475

That is, by far, the closest line out there right now other than Sportsbook, who has it -750/+500. You can still get McGregor as high as +760 on SportBet. So if you’re interested in betting on this proposed fight and think McGregor can win, now is the time to bet on it. Because the other books are likely to adjust their lines to reflect Bovada’s soon. More news on Mcgregor boxing license Mirror News.Com.Au For more visit Latimes

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Financial terms have been the sticking point as well as McGregor’s contract with the UFC but with that appearing to be out the way the fight is now closer than ever

The blockbuster fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is one step closer after the Irishman signed his portion of the prospective deal.

The two have been verbally sparring for months with mixed martial artist McGregor proposing to switch sports to take on undefeated boxer Mayweather in a boxing match.

Financial terms have been the sticking point as well as McGregor’s contract with the UFC but with that appearing to be out the way the fight is now closer than ever.

“The McGregor side is done, I’m starting to work on the Mayweather side now,” UFC president Dana White said during a television interview for TNT following the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals matchup. “I’ve got one side done. If we can come to a deal (with Mayweather) the fight will happen.”

McGregor confirmed the deal in a statement released to 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,” the statement read.

Terms of the deal were not announced but the fight is expected to be one of the richest of all time and could top $1billion.

Five-division world champion Mayweather, considered to be the best boxer of his generation, has not fought since equalling Rocky Marciano’s unbeaten mark with victory over Andre Berto in September 2015.

Mayweather confirmed in March that he considers himself an active boxer again and was ready to fight McGregor as early as June although such a timeframe now looks highly unlikely.

“When I faced Arturo Gatti, I went to his turf,” he said on a speaking tour of the UK. “He was the A side, I was the B side. I beat him, I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain. When I faced Oscar De La Hoya, he was the A side, I was the B side. I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain, I beat him and I became the A side.

“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.

“Today, I’m officially out of retirement for Conor McGregor. We don’t need to waste no time. We need to make this s*** happen quickly. Let’s get it on in June.”

McGregor, 28, is the biggest pay-per-view draw in UFC’s mixed martial arts while the 40-year-old Mayweather retired in 2015 with a 49-0 record. You can find more similar article form: Independent Bloodyelbow BleacherReport Forbes News.Com.Au Telegraph Mirror

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Gareth A Davies write an article on Telegraph

Dana White expects to complete an agreement with Conor McGregor today for the cross-code boxing match for the UFC star against undefeated 49-0 boxer Floyd Mayweather.

“We’re right there,” White said early Sunday at the UFC 211 post-fight news conference at American Airlines Center, after Stipe Miocic had defended his UFC heavyweight crown against Junior Dos Santos. But there is a caveat. Floyd Mayweather.

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“We’re just getting this deal done now with Conor,” White said. “What do you think the Mayweather side is going to be like? How much time do you think I’m going to spend on this?”

White, though, insists he will not waste time if Mayweather and his team play spoilers in the negotiations. That will be with Al Haymon, the boxing manager.

“It depends how ridiculous it is,” White said of how much time he will spend to try to make an agreement.
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Estimates for the fight’s potential in monetary terms ranges from $100million to $500million.

“You can assume the number of buys you’re going to do, but there’s no guarantee,” White said.

Mayweather vs Mcgregor “Every time you put on a pay-per-view, it’s a roll of the dice. You don’t know what’s going to happen. There’s some fights you do know, and this feels like one of those fights that should do (huge numbers), but you never know for sure.”

White also stated that he reckons McGregor, who has just had a son with his partner Dee Devlin, wants to fight twice this year, which would include the anticipated bout with ‘Money’ Mayweather.

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If Conor McGregor is to be believed, the purse estimates thrown out by Dana White for a Floyd Mayweather vs. McGregor mega-fight were a tad conservative.
White predicted Wednesday on The Herd that McGregor could earn $75 million for the potential blockbuster bout while Mayweather could $100 million, depending on pay-per-view sales. The figures were the first major indication of the financial implications of a Mayweather-McGregor contest from the UFC President since the bout shifted from a pipe dream to an actual possibility, but according to McGregor, White was actually underselling things a bit.
“Happy Thursday everyone,” McGregor wrote on Instagram. “How’s that 75milli make your stomach feel? It’s actually 100+ milli if we go by the non conservative numbers the fight will actually do, and that’s not including my endorsements and business ventures. 28 years of age. Fresh c*nt. Doubt me now.”

White said Wednesday that he expected to finish negotiations with McGregor on the fight “in the next couple of days.” He then planned to sit down with longtime Mayweather partner Al Haymon to hammer out the details with Team Mayweather.

“I haven’t gotten into a room with Team Mayweather yet, and who knows,” White said. “The Conor side, we’re good on the Conor side. I need to figure out the Mayweather side, and maybe it can’t be (figured out). Maybe the other side can’t be done, but we’ll see. I promised Conor I’d do everything I could to make this thing happen, so that’s what I’m going to do.” Mayweather vs Mcgregor

Much is left to figure out regarding the potential contest, including a date and venue, but White conceded that it would be a boxing match under boxing rules with boxing officials, as expected. Considering that McGregor and Mayweather are the two highest earners in the history of their respective sports, it’s possible that the unlikely pairing could result in one of the biggest spectacles ever seen in combat sports, though that remains to be seen.

McGregor, 28, is currently the UFC lightweight champion. In 2016, he became the only simultaneous two-division champion in UFC history while headlining three of the five highest-selling pay-per-views ever staged in mixed martial arts. Mayweather, 40, is a formerly retired prizefighter who is considered one of the greatest defensive fighters of his era. The 49-0 boxer holds the all-time pay-per-view record for his 2015 contest against Manny Pacquiao, which sold an estimated 4.6 million buys.

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BleacherReport publish a article on April 17 UFC President Dana White told TMZ Sports on Tuesday that a fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is “probably going to happen.”

As seen in the following video, White was asked about McGregor’s potential to face flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson before revealing his focus was on Mayweather instead:

White added that he is going to start negotiating with Team Mayweather soon.

Both Mayweather and McGregor have expressed interest in a fight for months, especially since the UFC lightweight champion got his boxing license in November. Mcgregor vs Mayweather

The 40-year-old Mayweather hasn’t fought since retiring after a September 2015 win over Andre Berto to improve his career record to 49-0.
McGregor, 28, last competed in the Octagon at UFC 205, defeating Eddie Alvarez via TKO (punches). The Irishman has never taken part in a professional boxing match.

White’s optimism that Mayweather and McGregor will clash comes after he told TMZ Sports on Monday the fight is “not even close to being done.” Stay with are and get here Mcgregor vs Mayweather Tickets

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Milan Ordonez write a article on BloodyElbow Should the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match become a reality, it is expected for the UFC to be involved. According to UFC president Dana White, discussions between both camps are set to take place some time in the coming week.

“I think we get the McGregor side in the next couple of days. And then I go lock myself in a room for a couple days with Team Mayweather and see what we can come out with,” White said on his most recent appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd (via MMA Fighting).

White did clarify that the UFC’s involvement in the fight can only go as far as fight promotion. But for the purse split between the two fighters, the brash UFC executive says he is making sure that McGregor still gets on the good end of the deal, despite recognizing that Mayweather will be getting the bigger cut. Mayweather vs Mcgregor Fight

“It depends on how much the fight sells. And if the fight sells as well as I think it can, Floyd makes a little north of $100 (million) and Conor makes $75 (million),” White said.

“He (Mayweather) feels like he’s the A-side and he should get more of it. We haven’t really gotten into that negotiation yet. I wanted to get McGregor locked in first, because McGregor is under contract with me. And at the end of the day, does this fight make a ton of sense for me? It really doesn’t.”

“But Conor wants this thing really bad and I’ve said it many times, the kid’s stepped up and saved some big fights for me, man, so I’m in. I’ll figure it out.”

A couple of weeks ago, White called “bullsh-t” on Jeff Mayweather’s claims of the UFC wanting 80% of McGregor’s purse for the fight Get your Mayweather vs Mcgregor Tickets

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UFC president Dana White has never been the most enthusiast proponent of a potential Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match, but he is a savvy businessman and has never closed the door on the idea. With UFC 210 coming up this Saturday in Buffalo, NY, White was on the media circuit promoting the upcoming fights. These conversations inevitably make their way back to the potential McGregor-Mayweather fight, and White was very open about his willingness to make the fight happen and about his respect for McGregor as a fighter.

White spoke of how McGregor has stepped up in the past for the UFC and, even though he fully admits that the fight having a boxing format doesn’t make business sense for the UFC, he says that he will assist McGregor in any way he can to make it happen:

“I am [working on it]. The money that’s involved in this thing — listen, does it make a bunch of sense for my business? No. But Conor has been a guy who has stepped up in times of need here, in big fights when an opponent fell out, so I want to do this for Conor. I want him to be able to make this kind of money.

 

White’s comments come a day after the report that McGregor has now focused his training completely over to boxing, according to his coach and longtime friend John Kavanagh. While there is still nothing official about a fight being scheduled, it appears the important parties in this negotiation have confidence that a fight will now take place in 2017. White said as much on the Chris Mannix show, stating that he believes the fight will take place later this year and that negotiations will begin after McGregor’s girlfriend delivers the baby boy they are expecting later this month.

It can be inferred from White’s comments today that his openness towards this fight started to shift when he saw the amount of attention and intrigue such a fight would create and how much money McGregor could make off this likely one-time opportunity.

“It’s a fight that people do want to see,” White said. “It’s intriguing and obviously it’s a fight that Conor wants because financially it’s going to be massive for him. McGregor, he’s a guy that I have a lot of respect for.”

While Floyd Mayweather has proven to be ageless in the ring, the undefeated (49-0) fighter turned 40 last month and one can only wonder how many more years he will entertain these types of fights. McGregor won’t even turn 29 until July of this year so Mayweather will come into the ring almost 11 and half years older than his UFC counterpart.

Of course, the biggest driving force for making this fight happen is the financial windfall it will provide for the many interested parties. Mayweather has earned over $700 million in the ring throughout his boxing career, but this potential fight is estimated to make $100 million for Mayweather alone. A prior sticking point has been the compensation for McGregor, who was previously offered $15 million by the Mayweather camp but was not enthused by the offer.

Previous reports have stated that the fight was “almost done”, with a mid-September date in Las Vegas, but nothing official has been announced to date. Given the way the core participants are speaking about the potential for the fight, it appears that resolution should be reached, one way or another in the coming weeks. original article collected form Forbes

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor have cleared all of the obstacles standing in the way of a fight, according to one report.

MSN report a News Barry Moran of The Sun wrote over the weekend that Mayweather and McGregor are set to announce their fight in a matter of days. The two sides have reportedly agreed to a date and venue after negotiating for months. Morgan goes on to note that McGregor’s contract with the UFC was standing in the way of a deal, but UFC president Dana White is willing to let McGregor fight Mayweather while the Irishman is still under contract.

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An announcement would also mean any issues with the Nevada Athletic Commission had been resolved.

A source revealed: “Both sides have agreed a fee, date and venue. It’s all ready to be announced early next week.”

After initially describing it as “the stupidest move he has ever made”, White conceded there was too much money at stake for it not to happen.

The Sun reported over a month ago that McGregor and Mayweather had come to a financial agreement, which was a bit surprising given the outlandish demands McGregor was making at one point. However, it was noteworthy that White recently said he believes the fight is going to happen. If McGregor and Mayweather worked out all the details, White’s signature would be the last one they need. For Info of Mayweather vs Mcgregor Tickets

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Bloodyelbow Report a news Could Conor McGregor take a massive payday from a fight with Floyd Mayweather and retire? His coach doesn’t think so.

A boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather has not been agreed to as of yet. But if it does get completed and the two men step into the ring together, McGregor is likely to become a very rich man. The UFC lightweight champion is probably never going to collect a pay check that large ever again, so getting out of the hurt business before the age of thirty with a vault full of cash has to be an option for the Irishman, right?

Wrong, according to his coach John Kavanagh.

When speaking to the Irish Mirror about the prospects of Conor walking away, Kavanagh was fairly emphatic about the fact that McGregor was still a young man with a lot left in him:

“Like any sport there’s a sell-by date. But Conor is 28, he’s a baby in the sport. I look at Bernard Hopkins who’s 50, winning world title fights, so Conor isn’t going anywhere soon.”

But there is one thing could maybe lead to an extended absence:

“Who knows maybe he’ll go to Hollywood and become the next Schwarzenegger.”

The interview covers a lot more, including how McGregor rebounds from a loss now as compared to back in the day, Kavangh’s philosophy on training, and who might be the “next Conor McGregor.” But it’s safe to say that McGregor’s going to stick around combat sports for a while.

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