It’s happening. Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather will come out of retirement to battle UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a boxing match on Aug. 26. The bout will be held in Las Vegas at either the MGM Grand Garden or T-Mobile Arena.
After just under two years of smack talk between the two, Mayweather and McGregor coming to an agreement to finalize this fight is a massive development. McGregor’s side has supposedly been done for weeks with UFC president Dana White saying as much in the press. Speculation has the two fighters earning approximately $175 million combined for the bout.
No conformation has been provided at this time from Mayweather Promotions, UFC or Showtime, but Mayweather and McGregor have each announced it on social media. The bout will be distributed by Showtime pay-per-view, which has a relationship with Mayweather Promotions.