Could late August be the date for Mayweather-McGregor?

June 12, 2017

A calendar reservation on the Nevada Athletic Commission web site gave people some hope in a Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight as Mayweather Promotions reserved the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a professional boxing event to be televised on Showtime.

Conor McGregor sent out a cryptic tweet which indicated some news was coming soon

As of late Monday night, the request which was to be formally made at Wednesday’s commission hearing was removed and won’t be brought up at the meeting.  But, this may be due to the fact that an agreement on Showtime PPV has not been finalized yet.  Once finalized, a request can be made to the commission at a future hearing.  The request is likely a mere formality.

Of course, the commission also has on calendar a September 16th date for the UFC to hold an event in Vegas.  This would be the same night as GGG-Canelo at the T-Mobile Arena.  It’s clear that the UFC will not be running an event the same night as that fight.

So, there’s still speculation and lots up in the air but the news might mean it’s getting closer.

For those wondering, there’s a Bellator event scheduled on Friday, August 25th and no UFC event scheduled that weekend and it’s likely that this event would be competing with preseason NFL games.

Payout Perspective:

Could this be the date for this fight or just another public game of using media to place blame if/when the fight falls through.  There was a request for the date by Mayweather Promotions but then it was removed which could mean that they wanted to just get people talking.  We will see what happens in the coming days.

5 Responses to “Could late August be the date for Mayweather-McGregor?”

  1. Marco Contreras on June 13th, 2017 8:06 AM

    Man when it becomes official the media is going go nuts

  2. Diego on June 13th, 2017 9:11 AM

    Marco, they’re already going nuts on nothing but rumors. Mayweather is nothing if not a great promoter.

  3. TopsE on June 13th, 2017 12:59 PM

    Yeah its every ufc champions dream to fight in boxing hahahaha…where the money’s at hahaha

  4. Diego on June 14th, 2017 12:21 PM

    Not quite TopsE – it’s every fighter’s dream to fight Mayweather or Pacquiao.

  5. Diego on June 14th, 2017 12:21 PM

    Though Pacquiao a little bit less these days.

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