McGregor-Mayweather superfight a step closer to reality

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Conor McGregor stands on a scale during the weigh-in event for his fight against Eddie Alvarez in UFC 205 mixed martial arts at Madison Square Garden in New York. Nevada athletic officials have significantly reduced the penalty they imposed on UFC star Conor McGregor following a profanity-laced, bottle-throwing fracas with a rival during a pre-fight news conference in Las Vegas. The Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, approved an agreement with McGregor that settled the disciplinary action with a $25,000 fine, 25 hours of community service and the state's legal costs. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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Conor McGregor is 21-3 in UFC fights.

A superfight between UFC star Conor McGregor and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather could be one step closer to reality following a revelation from UFC president Dana White Wednesday that McGregor has agreed to terms.

White, appearing on TNT’s postgame coverage following Game 1 of Celtics-Cavaliers playoff series, said “The McGregor side is done. I’m starting to work on the Mayweather side now.”

Both sides have been rattling the sabers for some time on the possibility of a showdown. White said Wednesday the fight would be a boxing match.


“I’m not saying the fight will happen, but I got one side done and now it’s time to work on the other. If we can come to a deal with [promoter Al] Haymon and Mayweather, the fight will happen,” White said.

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According to, which covers mixed martial arts, McGregor confirmed he has signed a contract for the fight. McGregor also took to Twitter to start promoting the fight, tweeting a photo of a child surrounded by his UFC championship belts and the caption “Let’s go get some boxing ones now son.”

Mayweather retired in 2015, but has said he would take the McGregor fight if the terms were right. White has estimated Mayweather could make $100 million and McGregor $75 million in an clash that figures to be among the highest pay-per-view events ever.

Video: Dana White on McGregor-Mayweather fight

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