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McGregor signs deal to fight Mayweather


The never ending story of the rumoured Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather fight could be reaching a conclusion after it was announced last night that The Notorious has signed a deal for the fight.

UFC President Dana White shared the news of a possible showdown between the undefeated boxer and the MMA champion during a television interview following the NBAs Eastern Conference Finals matchup.

“The McGregor side is done, I’m starting to work on the Mayweather side now,” White said. “I’ve got one side done. If we can come to a deal (with Mayweather) the fight will happen.”

McGregor, who is currently on a break from competitive fighting following the birth of his son Conor Junior, later confirmed the deal in a statement released online.

“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,” the statement read.

Terms of the deal were haven’t been announced yet.

The current date for the proposed super fight is September 16 with the bout taking place in Las Vegas, although White seemed hesitant to stick with that timeline considering the recently announced bout between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Glolovkin on the same day.