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article imageConor McGregor signs contract to face Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

By Leo Reyes     May 18, 2017 in Sports
MMA artist and UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor has signed his part of the contract to face unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match likely to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada possibly before the end of the year or early next year.
This was confirmed by UFC President Dana White but he said there is no certainty the fight will happen unless Mayweather signs the contract which McGregor had signed earlier.
“The McGregor side is done,” Ultimate Fighting Champion president White said.
“I’m not saying the fight will happen but I got one side done and it’s time to work on the other (Mayweather). If we can come to a deal with (Al) Haymon and (Floyd) Mayweather, the fight’s going to happen,” Boxing Scene quoted him telling American television cable channel TNT on Wednesday night.
“It is an honour to sign this record breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management,” McGregor told TheMacLife.com.
“The first, and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on. Congratulations to all parties involved. We now await Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming days.” he said.
Mayweather
is currently retired but he said he is coming back to face McGregor in a boxing fight if the price is right and the fans of boxing and MMA would give their support.
It appears that fight fans are now supportive of the match as both MMA and boxing promoters have acknowledged the continuing interest of the fans in the fight.
Earlier last month, Mayweather declared he has decided to get out of retirement to face McGregor in a boxing match.
‘Today, I’m officially out of retirement for Conor McGregor. We don’t need to waste no time," said the 40-year-old unbeaten boxer from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read more:
Mayweather has earlier said he will entertain the idea of coming out of retirement and facing McGregor only if he makes upwards of $100 million.
With the buzz being generated in media about the potential of generating huge revenue for the proposed fight, it is likely Mayweather will soon affix his signature in the contract to face McGregor in another blockbuster boxing match.
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