The bout will take place under normal boxing rules, despite Conor McGregor never having boxed as an amateur or professional.
CONFIRMED! Following reports that Mayweather Promotions had reserved an August 26th date for an unspecified event, the fight has been officially announced.
"The impossible deal is now done".
Sparks about a fight began to fly after UFC 205 in November when McGregor claimed the UFC Lightweight title becoming the first fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold two weight classes. "It's definitely the biggest fight ever in combat sports history, and probably going to be the biggest payday ever", UFC president Dana White said.
This fight has received almost mythical levels of hype, and you better believe a hefty proportion of the planet is keen to see Mayweather's imperious record turn from 49-0 to 49-1, so that $100M figure might not be so ridiculous. The duo will wear ten ounce boxing gloves. I don't think it damages the brand or Conor McGregor at all.
The 28-year-old Irishman who made a name for himself in UFC is not backing down.
McGregor has not fought since his win over Alvarez but that has not diminished his popularity and he was named as the 24th highest-earning athlete in 2017 - alongside Gareth Bale - in the recent Forbes list.
"Win, lose or draw, they'll continue to love Conor McGregor".
"I'm just saying he's got a puncher's chance - if anything". Bookmakers do not doubt his success and assume that a Floyd for the first time since 2011, will be able to knock out his opponent.
The fight will air live on pay-per-view.