Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather takes small step forward

Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather takes small step forward

Negotiations with team Mayweather are ongoing, and it looks like this fight will nearly definitely go ahead, but with many details to be finalised it will most likely be late in the year. He has said he will only return to the ring for a fight against McGregor.

"I think McGregor gets to about the sixth round and then he is stopped".

Las Vegas sportsbooks already are taking thousands of dollars in bets on a Mayweather-McGregor fight even though the bout has not been finalized.

On Wednesday, UFC president Dana White confirmed that he has completed negotiations with McGregor on his part in the deal for the proposed mega-fight against Mayweather in a boxing match that would take place later this year.

"It is an honor to sign this record-breaking deal", McGregor said in a statement to the mixed martial arts site The Mac Life.

The wait is nearly over for Conor McGregor fans - the Dubliner has signed a deal with the UFC which will allow him to fight Floyd Mayweather. In fact, he's not a fan of any of the current crop of MMA's elite wanting to test the boxing waters.

He says the most important part of the contract has been signed off on and now it's up to Mayweather and his business partner, Al Haymon.

"This is a Liam Walsh and Gervonta Davis press conference, let's focus on these two competitors", Mayweather said, according to the Washington Post.

"Putting those feelings aside and speaking just from a totally tactical combat sports standpoint, the fight is an absolute joke". Congratulations to all parties involved.

He's also set to become the richest Irish sportsperson in history, after he reached the first stage of an agreement to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr for the tidy sum of $75 million yesterday morning.

Speaking about a potential meeting between the brash Irishman and Mayweather to BBC Radio 5 Live, he gave him credit for stepping up to the challenge but expressed a view that not a single second of the fight would be competitive.

Mayweather has repeatedly said that he will not come out of retirement, against anyone, for less than US$100 million.

"I believe so, with the Ali act I believe I can", he said, referring to a federal U.S. law put in place to stop promoters from restricting boxers from competing.