Conor McGregor v. Floyd Mayweather Fight Will Be ‘Straight-Up Boxing’
Conor McGregor has officially agreed to terms with the UFC to face Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring. Now the legendary boxer just has to agree to fight him.
UFC president Dana White joined the “NBA on TNT” crew after game one of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics Wednesday night where he announced the news.
“McGregor / Mayweather… Is it happening? Is it a myth? What’s going on?” –@SHAQ asks @danawhite the question on everyone’s minds. #UFC pic.twitter.com/8v0gpngTdj
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 18, 2017
UFC enthusiast Shaquille O’Neal asked White point blank during the postgame show whether the fight is going to happen or if it’s just a myth.
“The McGregor side is done. I’m starting to work on the Mayweather side now,” White said.
“I’m not saying the fight will happen, but I got one side done now it’s time to work on the other. If we can come to a deal with [Al] Haymon and Mayweather, the fight’s going to happen,” White added.
One thing is for sure though, according to the head of the UFC, “it’s going to be straight-up boxing” between the Irish fighter and the legendary American boxer.
Now we just have to wait on Mayweather…