Mayweather, McGregor agree to August fight

The odds as they stand now, according to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook: Floyd Mayweather is a -1100 favorite to the +700 underdog Conor McGregor. McGregor, well known for his trash-talking, also posted an announcement saying, "THE FIGHT IS ON", along with a picture of himself and Mayweather's father.

CONFIRMED! Following reports that Mayweather Promotions had reserved an August 26th date for an unspecified event, the fight has been officially announced. It is expected to be the most anticipated "mixed" fight since Muhammad Ali vs. Antonio Inoki in June 1976. The fact that this kid who has so much to lose is willing to step in and is absolutely confident that he will win this fight.

"Conor told me this morning the McGregor clan has been taking over villages for 300 years", White said, "and that Floyd's village is next". Showtime pay-per-view will distribute the fight, while Mayweather Promotions will be the lead promoter.

To be fair, neither White nor McGregor would say anything to downplay the seriousness of the fight.

McGregor, a 28-year-old southpaw, is the first UFC fighter to simultaneously hold titles in two different divisions and one of the best MMA fighters in the world.

It will be a first fight for "Money" Mayweather in two years after he called time on his glittering career with routine points' victory over Andre Berto in September 2015. At 28, he has a lot less wear and tear on his body than the 40-year-old Mayweather, who has been retired for nearly two years.

Mayweather has agreed a deal for a boxing match against mixed martial artist Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on August 26.

Dana White doesn't think anything that happens during Conor McGregor's fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. could do permanent image damage to the MMA superstar. McGregor is the current UFC lightweight champion, which is at 155 lbs. Suggestions that the fight is but a top up for their retirement funds may be true, but what a fight it could be.


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