Well, it’s official boys and girls, at least from Conor McGregor’s end. The Notorious one has followed up after getting his boxing license by confirming that he has now signed a contract to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. and that he is awaiting the boxer to sign on “in the coming days.”
“It is an honour to sign this record-breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management,” Conor McGregor said in a statement.
Adding later on, “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.”
Ever since Floyd Mayweather retired back in 2015 there have been talks and rumors about the pair throwing on boxing gloves and battling it out in the ring, but now it looks like we might be closer to actually seeing that happen.
According to numerous media outlets, it was reported that Floyd Mayweather said in March that he would come out of retirement to box Conor McGregor and even urged him to “sign the paper.”
Dana White, the UFC President, said on Wednesday that he had successfully struck a deal with Conor McGregor and that it is now on Floyd Mayweather and his team to sign on for the fight.
Now, if Mayweather signs the contract, then it could be a massive pay day for both of the fighters involved. The estimated earnings could be over $100 million for the fight for Floyd Mayweather, meanwhile, Conor McGregor could earn around 3/4th’s of that sum. Not a bad day at all for both parties involved.
Looking forward, we know that Floyd Mayweather is 40 years old and Conor McGregor is 28 years old, so there is a big gap in age, but we know that out of Money May’s 49 fights, he has never been defeated, even among some of the greatest boxers that he had faced throughout his career. So, if Floyd Mayweather signs on, it’ll be really interesting to see how this fight will go with Conor McGregor and how long it will last.