No way. Is it actually happening? After months and months of trash-talking each other, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather may actually fight! The two have reportedly worked out a deal and may soon announce when fans can see them go toe-to-toe inside a ring!
Chris Brown versus Soulja Boy? Forget that. Fight fans may finally get the dream match they never thought they’d ever see. Conor McGregor, 28, and Floyd Mayweather, 39, have stopped verbally sparring and have worked out the details to see them both in the same ring at the same time. The two have “agreed to a deal to fight and both have settled on their respective fees” a source close to the UFC champ told the Irish Sun.
“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 source says. “The fight could even be announced within two weeks.” If this deal goes through, it could dwarf Floyd’s epic fight with Manny Pacquiao, 38, in scope of pure spectacle, as it would put a MMA fighter up against someone considered to be the greatest boxer of all time.
The “third party” issues could be the fact that Dana White, 47, needs to have the final say, since Conor is under contract with the UFC. Yet, Dana seemed open to having the UFC Lightweight champion battle in a boxing match. Dana offered Floyd $25 million to fight Conor, according to the Chicago Tribune, in a way to call Floyd’s bluff, after “Money” offered Conor $15 million to fight.
Floyd has said he wouldn’t give up his retirement to enter the ring for anything less than $100 million. His last fight with Andre Berto, 33, in Sept. 2015 left Mayweather 49-0, tied with Rocky Marciano for the best boxing record. Perhaps the temptation of a massive payday and beating both Conor and Rocky was too much for “Money” to turn down?
Fans will have to wait to see if this fight is made official. Conor has to resolve his issues with the Nevada State Athletic Commission for throwing a bottle of water at Nate Diaz, 31, ahead of their UFC 202 match. If these two have hashed out a deal, Floyd will likely insist they fight in Sin City, so Conor needs to tie up all those loose ends before this battle of the century takes place.
Do you want to see Conor and Floyd fight, HollywoodLifers? Do you think “Notorious” has any chance of beating Floyd, or will “Money” score an easy knockout (and easy payday) on the Irish MMA fighter?