Tuesday 25 July 2017

Confirmed: Conor McGregor signs 'record breaking deal' to fight Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather eager to fight Conor McGregor
Floyd Mayweather eager to fight Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has confirmed he has signed his part of the deal to fight Floyd Mayweather.

It's the biggest step yet towards the boxing fight that would bank the Dubliner his biggest payday of his career as he finally came to an agreement with the UFC.

In a statement issued to TheMacLife.com, McGregor said: "It is an honour to sign this record breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management.

"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."

UFC President Dana White confirmed that "half of the deal" has been done but insisted that there was still plenty of work to do.

"The McGregor side is done. I'm starting to work on the Mayweather side now," White told TNT on Wednesday.

"I'm not saying the fight will happen, but I've got one side done, now it's time to work on the other..If we can come to a deal with [Mayweather's advisor Al] Haymon and Mayweather, the fight's gonna happen."

More to follow....

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