Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Shocker: Dana White reveals surprising weight agreement for Mayweather v McGregor

Shocker: Dana White reveals surprising weight agreement for Mayweather v McGregor

Shortly after the announcement, UFC President Dana White, Showtime Sports' General Manager Stephen Espinoza and Ellerbe, the three men involved in negotiating arguably the greatest deal in the history of combat sports, hosted a media conference call to discuss the superfight.

The Straight Blast Gym head-coach tweeted "10 weeks #McGregorVsMayweather" alongside an image of himself and The Notorious One. 40-year-old Mayweather is 49 wins without loss and has fought and beat some of the best names in the business, including Canelo Alvarez, Oscar De La Hoya and Pacquiao in the biggest fight in boxing history to date. Floyd Mayweather is taking on Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on August 26.

The sales pitch will be relatively simple - that this is a once in a lifetime chance to see the best in boxing take on the best in MMA.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - It may not be the fight of the century, but it could be the event of at least the last few years.

He is 11 years older than his opponent. "So I think he has to really keep his end strong for this fight". White also said he thinks McGregor could get as much as $75 million.

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"I don't know how many people feel that way", White said. "I'm not saying that Conor would win this boxing match but it sure makes it interesting".

Despite the mismatch, one of the biggest reasons this fight has felt inevitable is because of the money. Pulling off a knockout win, he said, would make McGregor "the biggest athlete on earth".

After all, according to Pacquiao, the success of the fight will depend largely on the reception of fans. "He will go after Floyd Mayweather and he will try to knock him out". Brazilian Bethe Correia, whose bantamweight clash with American Holly Holm will be the main event of fight night here on Saturday, says it is going to be a tough fight for the Irishman.

It will be McGregor's first professional boxing match.

All of the rumors, all of the hints, and all of the trash talk that has been circulating for months has finally come together to create one of the biggest fights in the #History Of Boxing. Whenever Conor hits people, they fall.

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