Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will fight in Las Vegas
McGregor is currently in the States making an anti-bullying video for children, a stipulation of the Nevada State Commission, who will sanction the fight, after he threw a water bottle at Nate Diaz during a UFC press conference.
The contract is not thought to have been signed yet but McGregor and Mayweather have reportedly reached an deal that is financially agreeable for both parties.
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The super-fight was first mooted months ago before the Irishman won his second UFC title, with suggestions Mayweather could even get into the Octagon and fight McGregor in a mixed martial arts bout.
However, that was laughed off by the American who is 49 professional boxing fights unbeaten and is regarded as one of the greatest of all-time.
With a boxing ring the only feasible option, both fighters have talked up the prospect of facing one another in recent months.
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Floyd Mayweather has not fought since he beat Andre Berto in September 2015
But UFC boss Dana White has been quick to put the brakes on talks, claiming to have McGregor under contract with the UFC for another four fights.
“I believe I can make this fight without the UFC, but I think it’s smoother if we’re all involved," McGregor responded.
"Everyone’s got to know their place.
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"There’s Mayweather promotions, there’s the UFC and now there’s the newly-formed McGregor Promotions!
“If they let people fight in jiu-jitsu tournaments, they can let me box."
Mayweather meanwhile admitted earlier this month that his retirement would not get in the way of the clash with McGregor – the 39-year-old has not fought since September 2015.
"That's the only fight that will get me back in the ring,” Mayweather said.
“He's going to do a job on his side and we are going to do a job on my side and hopefully all the fans in the UK come over and support me.”