Report: Mayweather-McGregor set for August 26th at T-Mobile

June 14, 2017

Kevin Iole reports that the long-awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is set to happen on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena MGM Grand Garden Arena T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.  The Las Vegas Review Journal has also confirmed the fight.  An official announcement may come as soon as Wednesday.

SECOND UPDATE:  Sorry folks, I was right the first time, it’s the T-Mobile Arena.  Possibly a Mayweather concession since the UFC is one of T-Mobile Arena’s anchor tenants while Mayweather usually fights at the MGM Grand.  TMZ has more of the details including both Mayweather and McGregor likely making over $100M each.  No news on what weight they have agreed upon.

UPDATED:  I guess it is official via Mayweather social media.  Note the “It’s Showtime” reference which means that Mayweather gets his way with the PPV provider.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission approved a date reserved by Mayweather Promotions for Saturday, August 26, 2017.  The news had Mayweather cancelling the commission review of the date, but that never happened as the commission approved the reservation Wednesday.

With that news, in all likelihood we now have a fight between Mayweather and McGregor.

Payout Perspective:

We will have more news on this as it comes.  But, I am impressed that the sides came to an agreement.  Recall, the prolonged negotiations for Mayweather-Pacquiao.  This happened sort of quickly.  No word on how much PPV will be but expect it to be $100 as both will likely be making over $100 million from the fight.

66 Responses to “Report: Mayweather-McGregor set for August 26th at T-Mobile”

  1. d on June 20th, 2017 6:00 AM

    Yup, that’s right, not only does Mayweather/Showtime have to foot the bill, they are still giving up the A side financially to the UFC/McGregor!! Haha!!

  2. fight fan on June 20th, 2017 6:41 AM

    Yeah I’d love to see how you figure that. Mctapper gave into every demand of floyd. Boxing ring with 1O oz gloves, in vegas, on Showtime PPV. Mctapper and Under Financial Concern sold themselves out to make a quick buck.

  3. d on June 20th, 2017 7:02 AM

    The UFC/McGregor get a 50-50 split with Mayweather/Showtime footing ALL COSTS!! CONOR “A SIDE” McGregor!!

    154 lb fight too.

  4. Fight Fan on June 20th, 2017 7:41 AM

    Then why isn’t it in a cage? Lmao. Plus it gives more exposure to the boxers on the money team. UFC’s name is nowhere to be found. In floyds backyard also haha.

    McTapper gonna get clowned.

  5. d on June 20th, 2017 8:03 AM

    Conor “A Side” McGregor! He OWNS boxing!! Look at how big this fight is going to be- it’s going to be bigger than Mayweather-Pacquaio. Just because of Conor! Go check out that video footage of him at MSG for that boxing card. Listen to all of the boxing journalists- “Conor…over here, hey, Conor, please do an interview with us….would you be willing to come on my radio show?” Hahaha. Conor is now the biggest draw in both sports.

  6. d on June 20th, 2017 8:10 AM

    FYI, the money team doesn’t make any money outside of Mayweather and he’s done after this fight. Haha.

  7. Fight Fan on June 20th, 2017 10:29 AM

    Then how come McTapper could never break 2 million in his own ppv lmao. The bum has losses on his record. Don’t worry after he gets spanked he’ll go rolling back to the broke ufc for a quick buck.

  8. d on June 20th, 2017 7:24 PM

    Conor “A Side” McGregor just took over boxing. The biggest fight in boxing history will be because of the man who owns the sport…..Conor McGregor!! HAHAHA!!

  9. Fight Fan on June 20th, 2017 8:30 PM

    How’s he own the sport? He’s coming to get spanked lol. He bowed to every one of floyds demands and the show is being promoted by showtime ppv. Ufc had to make a quick buck since they are 4 billion in debt lol.

    Does Connor know you can’t tap out in boxing? Lmao

  10. d on June 21st, 2017 7:19 AM

    Mayweather won the McGregor sweep’s stakes! He has been fortunate to have been blessed with a fight against the biggest combat sports star, Conor “A SIDE” McGregor!! The man who owns boxing!! The biggest fight in boxing history will be because of a MMA FIGHTER!!! HAHAHAHA!!!

  11. Fight Fan on June 21st, 2017 8:04 AM

    D has lost it lol

  12. d on June 21st, 2017 9:26 AM

    Hahaha. You are just angry that the biggest fight in boxing history is because of Conor “A SIDE” McGregor!!

  13. Fight Fan on June 21st, 2017 10:51 AM

    Yeah the a side that couldn’t even sell 2 million ppvs and tapped out last year. Ufc desperate for a check.

  14. d on June 21st, 2017 5:56 PM

    Fight Fan melting down because of Conor “A Side” McGregor!!

  15. Fight Fan on June 22nd, 2017 12:18 PM

    McTapper who has multiple losses lol.

  16. d on June 22nd, 2017 9:34 PM

    Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson have multiple losses. Would anyone in their right mind say Mayweather is a better boxer than they were?

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