After what feels like years of back and forth discussions, Conor McGregor has confirmed that he’s signed his half of the deal to fight Floyd Mayweather.
“The first, and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on. Congratulations to all parties involved. We now await Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming days.”
UFC president Dana White has said that McGregor has agreed the terms to the fight, and it will be straight up boxing. There were some rumours that it could be a mix with MMA, but it seems that has been disregarded.
McGregor said that the ball is now in the court of 40-year-old Mayweather and his advisor, Al Haymon.
“If we can come to a deal with Haymon and Mayweather, the fight’s going to happen.”
However, as recently as Wednesday, Mayweather spoke out about the fight. “There’s only one fight that makes business sense,” he said.
“I came out of retirement because I’m a businessman and I want to give the world what they want to see.
“McGregor’s a fighter, I’m a fighter. This is what the fight fans and MMA fans want to see.”
Mayweather’s current winning record is 49-0. A 50th win, especially against someone as high profile as McGregor, is certainly tantalising enough for the boxer.
Back in March in a sit-down interview, the former pound-for-pound king declared: “Everybody get your phones out and get this on the Internet ASAP. I’m coming out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor, so right now I’m not retired. If you’re serious, sign the paper work and let’s fight in June.“
He added: “He’s the B side; I’m the A side. I’m tired of you always crying about the money, you talking about you want to fight, you’re blowing smoke up everybody’s ass.
“If you want the fight, sign the contract.”
And McGregor has now done just that.