Conor McGregor And Floyd Mayweather Have Reportedly Set A Date And Venue
Based on: esquire.co.uk
After months of hype, cancellations and braggadocio-laden posturing, the most unlikely fight in boxing history – between UFC star Conor McGregor and the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather – might finally have a date set and a venue booked.
Specifically: 10 June, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
At a fan convention in Liverpool held over the weekend, the 40-year-old Mayweather said, “Today, I’m officially out of retirement for Conor McGregor.”
“We don’t need to waste no time. We need to make this s**t happen quickly. Let’s get it on in June.”
Reported by FloCombat, while the 20,000 capacity arena might have been put on hold, that doesn’t mean the fight will definitely go ahead, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction after months of to and fro from both fighters.
In a press conference before his much-hyped UFC rematch with Nate Diaz last year, McGregor said: “Right now I have Floyd running around the Showtime offices gathering my money. That’s what he’s doing.
“He’s running around the Showtime offices begging for those executives to come up with $100 million cash to fight me. So as soon as he has my money, we can fight.”
While Mayweather went so far as to call the loud-mouthed Irishman an “ant”, saying to TMZ Sports: “Never compare Conor McGregor to me, that’s a total disrespect.
“Once again, I’m an elephant. An elephant don’t beef with ants. Elephant is so large, he don’t even see ants.”