In August the fight between mcgregor and floyd mayweather is set. This two different category fighter cannot stand at each other. On one side there is Conor Anthony McGregor an Irish professional mixed martial artist and professional boxer who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, and former UFC Featherweight Champion. on the other side we have floyd who an American professional boxer and promoter. Widely considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time, undefeated as a professional, and a five-division world champion.
In the world of combat sports, anything is possible. Even the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor superfight, which became a reality on Wednesday. Although separated by sport, with Mayweather the pound-for-pound and pay-per-view king of boxing, and McGregor, the reigning face of the Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC), the cross-combat sport fight between the two on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas offers what their respective sports cannot: record-breaking revenue, and a “great white hope” that has long eluded championship boxing.
Despite his success in the UFC mixed martial arts promotion, Conor McGregor maintained an interest in boxing competitively again, and entertained the idea of a “money fight” with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather reportedly talked to Freddie Roach to train McGregor for the fight in case it will happen. UFC president Dana White dismissed the rumors of a fight with Mayweather on The Dan Patrick Show, stating that Mayweather would have to contact him since McGregor was under contract with the UFC. White even went as far as stating, “Here’s what I think the chances are (of the fight happening): About the same of me being the backup quarterback for Brady on Sunday,” referring to Super Bowl LI. In January 2017, it was reported that the two parties had entered an “exploratory phase” in negotiating a potential match between Mayweather and McGregor. On The Herd with Colin Cowherd, White openly offered to pay Mayweather $25 million to hold the proposed bout during a UFC event. He also predicted that pay-per-view viewership of the hypothetical bout could possibly rival Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.
On March 7, 2017, Mayweather called upon McGregor to “sign the paper” and “make it happen”, arguing that “if Conor McGregor really wants this fight to happen, stop blowing smoke up everybody’s ass.” On March 10, 2017, Mayweather stated that only a fight with McGregor would make him come out of retirement. On March 16, 2017, Dana White backpedaled on his stance against a Mayweather-McGregor bout and said that he would not deprive McGregor in making a massive payday. On May 18, 2017, McGregor reportedly agreed to all of Mayweather’s updated terms and signed the contract.
On July 19, 2017, additional undercard details were released. To date, three names have been confirmed on the undercard, including British amateur boxer Savannah Marshall who signed up earlier this year with Mayweather’s promotional company  and Badou Jack who will be steping up to fight at light heavyweight.