Mayweather vs McGregor Live Stream : The fight has not yet been confirmed.
Retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. made his strongest statements yet about a potential fight against UFC champion Conor McGregor.
Mayweather vs McGregor Fight is possible “Hopefully we can make the fight happen.“
Conor McGregor said he has “got his eyes on one thing and that is Floyd Mayweather,” with the UFC star confident the $1billion fight will take place at the end of the year or at the start of 2018.
I believe the fight could happen. He’s a tough competitor and has proved throughout the years in the UFC that he can fight standing up,” Mayweather said in an interview with Showtime during a Saturday night boxing card in Las Vegas. “So we’ll just have to see what the future holds.
The fans want this fight. The fans have been asking for this fight,” Mayweather said later Saturday. “It’s all about entertainment. He’s very entertaining. He’s very outspoken like myself. So let’s give the fans what they want to see.
Here’s the complete history of the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor rumours.
Mayweather vs McGregor | March 2017
UFC president Dana White shot down the idea that lightweight champion Conor McGregor would ever face Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match.
See you on June 10?
No target date for Mayweather-McGregor whatsoever . President Dana White heard the reports that reigning lightweight titleholder Conor McGregor, who obtained his boxing license earlier this year, is locked into a June 10 showdown against pugilistic legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather Back to retirement?
Floyd Mayweather says he’s coming out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor
Mayweather announced Saturday in England, where he’s been on a publicity tour, that he’s “coming out of retirement just to fight Conor McGregor.”
€100m Conor McGregor getting ready to toast ‘big business’ and incredible style .
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor : Conor McGregor Explains Why Floyd Mayweather Fight “Is Happening”
“I’m going to go to Las Vegas, get my boxing license and then we’ll see where the fuck Floyd’s at. I have my eyes on one thing and that’s Floyd Mayweather,” McGregor boldly proclaimed.
Floyd Mayweather revealed he offered McGregor $15 million USD to fight him in the ring, plus an additional split of pay-per-view revenue. However, Mayweather insisted he wouldn’t take anything less than $100 million for his involvement in the fight.
Mayweather vs McGregor History
The rumours about the proposed fight between Mayweather and McGregor started some time in early 2016, and Floyd later went on to claim he was the original source of the rumours.
Such a fight would need to pass a number of logistical hurdles. Any of McGregor’s fights, whether in the octagon or otherwise, would need to be sanctioned by the UFC, for whom the Irishman is currently contracted.
The UFC would also need to work out a deal with Mayweather Promotions, which has an exclusive partnership with Showtime.
The two fighters both have excellent records in their respective codes. Mayweather, for so long the undisputed premier pound-for-pound boxer in the world, retired from the sport with an undefeated 49-0 record from a career stretching back to 1996. Mayweather won 26 of his fights by knockout, with the other 23 coming via decision.
McGregor, on the other hand, has a few more blemishes on his record, which currently stands at 21-3. Just one of those losses has come during his UFC career – a defeat to arch rival Nate Diaz via submission at UFC 196 in March of 2016, a fight for which McGregor jumped up two weight divisions for.
However, McGregor later went on to defeat Diaz in a subsequent rematch, winning via a majority decision after their five-round bout at UFC 202.