Where is the Mayweather-McGregor fight?
The long-anticipated boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will go down August 26 in Las Vegas.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has approved August 26 as the date for a Mayweather Promotions fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, NSAC executive director Bob Bennett told Fox Sports.
The fight was long-rumored in the works, with some reported debate about the payouts and stakes. The MMA star makes the move into boxing to face 40-year-old Mayweather, who retired in September 2015. British tabloid The Sun ran a story in May 2016 claiming that the two were “on the verge of agreeing [to a] billion dollar mega-fight.” UFC president Dana White swiftly shot down the rumors and Mayweather admitted to planting the story.
Talk of a bout heated up significantly in January when McGregor said he expected his next fight to be a boxing match against Mayweather. Floyd said in March that he was “officially out of retirement for Conor McGregor.”