UFC president Dana White told the media ahead of UFC 211 that he and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor were just days from coming to an agreement on the terms for the potential fight between #ConorMcGregor and boxing star Floyd Mayweather. Now, McGregor has confirmed that the agreement has been reached and he has a signed a contract. All that's needed is #FloydMayweather's signature.
“It is an honor to sign this record breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management,” McGregor said in a statement to MacLife. “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.”
The bout has been teased for months, and this is the first real step towards the bout coming to fruition. If this fight is booked it's expected to be the highest payout ever for a UFC fighter and looks to break records for purse, gate and PPV buys.
McGregor looks to feel confident that the deal will go through as he was seen shopping for a $3 million yacht and purchasing expensive watches just a few days ago.
#DanaWhite has said he will lock himself in a room with Mayweather's team to make this deal happen as quickly as possible as he has said if the fight does not happen this year, it never will.
No details on the terms of the agreement have been made public at this time.