Last night, after the Cavaliers-Celtics playoff game on TNT, the NBA on TNT cast welcomed Dana White to the set to clear the air on the potential Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight.
“The McGregor side is done, I’m starting to work on the Mayweather side,” White said in an interview after the Cavaliers-Celtics playoffs game on NBA on TNT.
White did not guarantee that a deal was going to be made. White did say, however, that “if we can come to a deal with [Al] Haymon [Mayweather’s advisor] and Mayweather, the fight is going to happen.”
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 18, 2017
It was last reported that White was close to a deal with McGregor, but it’s a fact now, according to White. McGregor had also said that he would not be fighting until the birth of his son, who was born in early May.
McGregor also spoke his piece about signing his part of the deal on themaclife.com. “The first, and most important, part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on,” McGregor said. “Congratulations to all parties involved. We now await Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming days.”
The details of either side of the deal haven’t been released, but in a recent clip, Mayweather hinted at the possibility of making a whopping $300 million.
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White has claimed in the past to be shooting for a fight date of September 16, which is now occupied by the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin, according to foxsports.com.
Keep it locked to Men’s Fitness for the latest in the ongoing saga.