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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor and retired professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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UFC lightweight champ says it’s now up to Floyd to sign contract to make the bout happen

 

LAS VEGAS – The dream fight between Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor and retired professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is now one step closer to finally happening.

McGregor revealed in a statement to Themaclife.com that he has signed the contract to fight Mayweather and it is now up to the latter to sign as well to make the bout happen.

“Congratulations to all parties involved. We now await (Mayweather’s adviser) Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming days,” said McGregor, who did not reveal the specifics of the contract.




UFC president Dana White earlier revealed in an interview with TNT that McGregor has agreed to fight Mayweather.

Appearing as guest in TNT network’s postgame wrap-up of Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, White said: “The McGregor side is done. I’m starting to work on the Mayweather side now. I’m not saying the fight will happen, but I’ve got one side done, now it’s time to work on the other. If we can come to a deal with Haymon and Mayweather, the fight’s gonna happen.”

Mayweather retired from boxing in September 2015 after defeating Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in what was billed as the Fight of the Century in Las Vegas in May of that year. GAC/Expat Media

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