Mayweather, UFC star McGregor agree to August fight

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Just a few days removed from the massive confirmation of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, the first undercard fighter has been announced. It's a date that even Buffalo Bills' head coach Sean McDermott has circled on his calendar. I love everything about his confidence, fighting ability, heart and the way he builds momentum leading up to the fight. White thinks that with a little help from father time, the lighting that McGregor has shown many times to be in his hands in MMA bouts can translate to success in this super fight. "I will be watching".

And the 2012 world champion did not even know the sensational news of her first contest until last night when it was announced on TV. In August, McGregor went five rounds in a welterweight rematch against Nate Diaz - the only UFC fighter he's lost to.

After months of public negotiations, all parties eventually agreed to terms with Mayweather coming out of retirement to fight the UFC lightweight champion on August 26th from the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sly, who is often ring side at the biggest fights, is a minority owner of the UFC, and he's rooting for the Irishman. He has shown that he can be a champion in two different weight classes, but now he is switching sports - which will be hard.

Boxing is a component of McGregor's sport, mixed martial arts, but it's only one piece of the puzzle. "It's the right fight at the right place at the right time".

Despite being 11 years younger, possessing an impressive 21-3 record with just one loss since 2010, McGregor's knowledge and experience in the sweet science of boxing pale in comparison.

If Mayweather wins this match, he'll become the first boxer to have a ideal 50-0 record. Although unlikely, it'll remain a possibility until Buffalo loses. "Floyd Mayweather surrounds himself with smart people and we got the deal done". In the MMA circle, they believe that McGregor can win because Mayweather will have a hard time against a southpaw.

While some were bored to death by the back and forth en route to this point, losing interest in the bout all together, and others feel it is a mockery to one sport or the other, there are literally millions foaming at the mouth to see these guys punch one another. Personally, I'll be doing the same and for the same reasons as Sean McDermott.

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather will meet UFC champion Conor McGregor in a fight that has been described as a "farce" and a "circus" but could earn both men as much as $100m (£78.4m).

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