The biggest fight in sports history could be on the cards for 2017 with reports Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have reached a multi-million dollar deal to fight.
Today’s edition of The Sun newspaper carries a story saying the McGregor and Mayweather camps are due to meet in Las Vegas in the next few days to thrash out a deal to put the fighters toe to toe in the ring.
Yesterday McGregor pulled out of a Q&A event with fans in The Red Cow due to be held this Friday after organisers confirmed ‘an unavoidable schedule change will see Conor McGregor in Las Vegas at the time of the event’.
The Sun say their source from Straight Blast Gym has confirmed that an agreement is in place for the much anticipated fight. They reportedly said:
“Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have agreed a deal to fight and have both settled on their respective fees.
“The contract hasn’t officially been signed yet because of a third party hold-up but all the details have all been agreed on.
“The fight could even be announced within two weeks.”
The Notorious may have to overcome a major hurdle though to get in the ring with Mayweather, as UFC president Dana White has claimed the fight will not happen without his permission, as McGregor remains under contract with the organisation.
McGregor feels that he can make the fight with Mayweather independently, but said in a recent live interview with MMA journalist Ariel Helwani that he hoped all parties could work together to make the fight happen. He said:
“I think it’s smoother if we’re all involved. I think we’re all about good business,
“I’ve done great business with the UFC, with Dana (White), with everyone.
“I think it’s smoother if everyone just gets together and we get it involved. But again, everyone’s got to know their place.
“Nobody is my boss. I know Floyd likes to say Dana (White) is my boss and this and he decides.
“Hell no. Nobody decides this.
“If they let people go fight jiu-jitsu tournaments, they can’t stop me going to fight a boxing fight.
“So obviously it’s smoother to do it all together, but look, everyone’s just got to know their
place, and everyone does know their place.”