Mayweather, UFC star McGregor agree to August fight


Mixed-martial arts superstar Conor McGregor will square off against boxing legend Floyd Mayweather on August 26 in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Areana.

"It's official", Mayweather said on his Instagram account next to a video poster of both fighters.

Mayweather is widely regarded as one of the best defensive fighters of all time, and prides himself on his ability to evade punishment with his skilful movement about the ring while making adjustments against opponents on the fly.

Nobody truly knows whether Floyd Mayweather's boxing match with Conor McGregor will turn out to be a unique spectacle or an overhyped debacle.

Mayweather had been seeking the August 26 date from the Nevada Athletic Commission for several days now, and it looks like his request has been granted.

The fees haven't yet been determined, either, but each contestant has been rumoured to pocked around $100 million each from the prospective bout. 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.

The match will also take place in an all-boxing card which will be distributed via Showtime pay-per-view with Mayweather Promotions as the lead promoter. Mayweather and McGregor will spend the summer showing off their promotional gifts for a fight that started as a social media argument - and became the main event of the year.

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

In what will arguably the most anticipated fights of all-time, the world's greatest MMA fighter will go up against the world's greatest, and until now retired, boxer in the ring.

Though Las Vegas oddsmakers have made Mayweather a heavy 10-1 favourite, the thought of the fight has excited many in the MMA world.

"Floyd Mayweather is 40 years old, and he's always had trouble with southpaws".

McGregor, with a record of 21 wins and three losses, tweeted: "THE FIGHT IS ON".

But regardless of which fighter comes out on top, one thing is for sure: Both men will be paid handsomely.