Dana White Calls McGregor-Mayweather 'Biggest Fight in Combat Sports'

It will take place at 154 pounds.

The fight is to take place under normal boxing rules, despite McGregor having never boxed either as an amateur or professionally. As a result, if Mayweather pulls off the victory, he'll become the first boxer to have a flawless 50-0 record. The length of the fight was also unknown initially, though it has since come out that it would be a full, 12-round boxing match. At 28, he has a lot less wear and tear on his body than the 40-year-old Mayweather, who has been retired for nearly two years.

UFC champion Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. will square off in the boxing ring August 26 in Las Vegas.

Mayweather, considered one of boxing's all-time greats thanks to his defensive skills, posted on his Instagram account: "It's official!" alongside an promo image of the two men. As for the details that everyone wants to know, UFC President Dana White recently took to TMZ to clear a few things up.

The long-awaited fight between undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather, 40, and UFC fighter Conor Macgregor, 28, is officially happening, via pay-per-view.

The fees haven't yet been determined, either, but each contestant has been rumoured to pocked around $100 million each from the prospective bout.

But it will be Mayweather's company, Mayweather Promotions, who will handle that.

Though Las Vegas oddsmakers have made Mayweather a heavy 10-1 favorite, the thought of the fight has excited many in the MMA world. In March, Mayweather announced that he was coming out of retirement specifically to fight McGregor.

Mayweather is known more as a "point fighter" winning 23 of his 49 fights by decision. It comes less than a month before Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez meet in a highly anticipated fight that could rival it for pay-per-view buys. His reputation in the mixed martial arts world already has been cemented. "For him to go out and risk that 49-0 against a guy like Conor, props to both guys for making the fight".

Recommended News

  • Kamala Harris, a prosecutor and a senator

    Rosenstein: Senator, I'm very sensitive about time and I'd like to have a very lengthy conversation and explain that all to you. SESSIONS: I'm not claiming executive privilege because that's the president's power , and I have no power to.

    TWEETS: The reaction to a disappointing Lions loss

    The 25-year-old is under pressure to turn around the Lions' fortunes after a shock 22-16 loss to the Auckland Blues on Wednesday. The pair are among four Irish players named in Warren Gatland's starting fifteen.

    Andy Murray in quarters with 650th win

    It's a repeat of last year's semifinal which Murray won in four sets before going on to lose to Novak Djokovic in the final . Earlier, third-seeded Simona Halep and fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina advanced and will face each other in the quarterfinals.
  • Hanging in There - Theresa May Stays UK PM, For Now

    May's majority in parliament until the snap election was only held by 17 seats, but now she is at a considerable disadvantage. President of the European Council Donald Tusk unequivocally tweeted earlier: "We don't know when Brexit talks start".

    California GOP Leaders Back Financial Choice Act, Rollbacks To Dodd-Frank

    Democrat critics said it would "pave the way" for economic damage on the scale of the financial crisis or worse. Among the goal's of the Dodd-Frank Act was to limit taxpayer-funded bailouts of financial institutions .
    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, hospital says

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, hospital says

    He was out of surgery but remained in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement from his family. Had the officers not successfully stopped the shooter, both congressman said it would have been worse. "It's terrible .
  • Timea Bacsinszky and Jelena Ostapenko to contest French Open semi-final

    The world number 47 said: "I didn't expect that it would be here in Paris , but I'm really happy it's here". Wozniacki has had a tougher run through the French Open , and doesn't appear to be quite at full fitness.
    ?uestlove, Dua Lipa, Rita Ora and Others React to Deadly London Fire

    ?uestlove, Dua Lipa, Rita Ora and Others React to Deadly London Fire

    The incident has brought to light a number of concerns residents had with the safety standards of the building. A further 78 people have been injured, 12 of whom are in a critical condition.
    This Obama's Name Probably Isn't What You Think It Is

    This Obama's Name Probably Isn't What You Think It Is

    Looking every inch the handsome young woman she is, Sasha celebrated turning the big 1-6 alongside her family and close friends. No one's sure how she came to be so widely known as "Sasha", which is her nickname, but her real name wasn't hidden either.
  • Sri Lanka re-group for must-win match against Pakistan

    Prince, who had a good enough worldwide career with South Africa also blamed the attitude of the players after the loss.

    Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26

    Though he hasn't boxed professionally, McGregor did box while growing up and is known for his striking expertise in UFC. White said the fight would be at 154lbs - light middleweight - and added: "It'll be in a ring, it's a boxing event".
    StarTimes to air 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

    StarTimes to air 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

    The Moscow stadium is home to the Russian national team and Spartak Moscow who have used the stadium since it opened in 2014. They questioned the researcher for more than three hours, threatened him and eventually released him without charge.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.