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Conor "The Notorious” McGregor at Madison Square Garden. Jason Silva/AGIF

McGregor v Mayweather fight deal done, says report

UFC star Conor McGregor and boxing great Floyd Mayweather have reached a multi-million-dollar deal to fight, according to a report in Ireland.

The Irish Sun says "after months of intense negotiations, representatives for the Notorious (McGregor) have thrashed out a money-spinning contract with 'Money' Mayweather's camp in recent days".

The newspaper said a formal agreement had yet to be signed because of a third-party hold-up.

UFC is the third entity in the fight, as McGregor is exclusively under contract to the organisation.

McGregor cancelled a meet and greet with Irish fans in Dublin this week to travel to Las Vegas.

Various reasons were reported for the trip, with the Sun saying he would be shooting an anti-bullying video for schoolchildren.

It added he would also use the opportunity to finalise details with his representatives in Las Vegas.

In a previous interview McGregor revealed that he would be travelling to Las Vegas to settle a score with the Nevada Sport Commission.

He said: "There's a lot of business to do out in Las Vegas. They tried to fine me $150,000 for throwing a bottle of water. It was a can but whatever. We'll call it a bottle of water and say no more about it."

 

 

Floyd Mayweather at an NBA game in Los Angeles.
Floyd Mayweather at an NBA game in Los Angeles. John Salangsang

The UFC lightweight champion was due to appear at the $140-a-head function on Friday night, but withdrew on Tuesday due to "an unavoidable schedule change".

Last week McGregor said the fight was in the works, but acknowledged the complexities.

"That fight is more than being explored," McGregor said.

"That fight has been in the works for a while now. Look, there's a lot of steps to get through to get the fight done but it's the fight to make. It's the fight that people want. It's the fight I want. It's the fight I know I'm confident going in there."

McGregor said several factors had to come together for a Mayweather fight to become official and he would rather work with the UFC than work against it.

"I think it's smoother if we're all involved," McGregor said. "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, we get it involved, but again everyone's got to know their place. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it."

News Corp Australia


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