Floyd Mayweather and Conor Mcgregor have finally agreed to a fight on the 26th of August.
The very long-awaited fight, between the undefeated welterweight and undisputed champion of the world, boxer Floyd Mayweather and reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor is finally set to take place.
After much speculation and social media hype – mostly from ‘The Notorious’ McGregor – the fight that everyone wanted has been confirmed by both parties.
This will be ‘Money’ Mayweather’s first fight back in the ring after retiring undefeated at an incredible 49-0, when he beat Andre Berto back in September 12 2015.
And we all remember McGregor’s last fight in The Octagon, pounding Eddie Alvarez with a second round knockout last November, taking him to: 22 wins,3 loses and 0 draws.
The two have had back-and-forth beed over the years starting off in 2015 when Conan O’Brien ask McGregor if he’d ever fight Mayweather, he responded saying:
"Duh! If you’re asking ‘Would I like to fight Floyd Mayweather?’, I mean who would not like to dance around the ring for $180 million? If we were to get it on, I would most certainly dismantle him also".
Since then the two have had a war of words with McGregor saying that ‘Money’ was ‘getting old now’ and boasting that:
"I have the size, I have the reach, I have the height, I have the youth. He needs me. I don’t need him".
These comments came after Floyd was rumoured to have only offered him $50 million for the proposed fight. However, last year in November McGregor received his boxing licence in California, which further intensified rumours of a possible fight between the two warriors.
Last January Mayweather offered McGregor just $15 million for the fight, while it might seem a lot for us mere mortals, it’s considered peanuts for such a hotly anticipated fight.
‘Pretty Boy Floyd’ added that McGregor:
"… hasn’t even made $10 million in an MMA bout. How can a talk about $20 million or $30 million if he’s never made $8 or $9 million?
He took it even further by posting this Twitter caption, trolling McGregor on their net worth comparison.
However that’s all over now, the signatures have been signed, the dates have been set, Floyd Maywether versus Conor McGregor is finally happening.
This could potentially be the fight of the century (again). Let’s just hope it lives up to the hype and doesn’t become a ‘borefest’ like Mayweather vs Pacquiao back in 2015. The less said about that, the better.
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