UFC applies for Co-Promotion for Mayweather-McGregor

August 11, 2017

The UFC has applied to become a co-promoter for the Mayweather-McGregor fight on August 26th in Las Vegas.  Originally, the UFC indicated that it would only be in a supportive role, but now this does not seem to be the case.  The Nevada State Athletic Commission will hear the issue at next week’s monthly meeting.

Mayweather Promotions was the only promoter listed for the fight with Showtime as the broadcast distributor in the United States.

MMA Fighting talked to the state commission’s Executive Director Bob Bennett on the matter.  He indicated that the UFC would not need a separate license to promote boxing in Nevada and that it would need to become an official co-promoter for the event in order to pay McGregor for the fight.

A decision will happen on Wednesday when the commission meets.

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Perhaps we now know the reason for the “Zuffa Boxing” shirt White wore at the Toronto stop of the Mayweather-McGregor press tour.  Yet, the application at such a late date is odd considering that something like this would have been squared away when they signed the fight.  Further, Bennett’s

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