White: McGregor positive that he will beat Mayweather

McGregor (21-3 record in MMA) will take on Mayweather (49-0 record in boxing) in a bout contested at 154 pounds, and likely to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in the fight capital of the world.

While the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved a request from Mayweather Promotions to put on a boxing card on August 26 at the MGM Grand earlier this week, the fight announcement video that Mayweather released on Twitter Wednesday only said that the fight would be in Las Vegas.

Nate Diaz, who handed McGregor his first and only defeat in the UFC, at UFC 196 in March of past year, took to Instagram just moments after the "fight of the century" as announced, sharing a picture of him reigning victorious over the Notorious one, challenging the Irishman and Mayweather to slug it out for "the number two spot".

"We've been in negotiations now for a while and to be honest, negotiations went smooth", said White. "The impossible deal is now done".

Carl Froch has told talkSPORT this summer's super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is a "pantomime" the Irishman has no chance of winning. "With Conor McGregor not being a boxer, this is more of a mainstream global event. I think it'd be a rough one [for McGregor], but who knows?"

"Floyd Mayweather is 40 years old, he's always had problems with southpaws". Whenever Conor hits people, they fall. McGregor, for his part, will earn his biggest payday as an MMA fighter.

Former five-weight world champion Mayweather, widely considered the best boxer of his generation, retired unbeaten in 2015 after 49 bouts.

Floyd Mayweather is confirmed. Mayweather Promotions will be the lead promoter while the card will be shown via Showtime pay-per-view. The Irishman simultaneously held the UFC featherweight and lightweight championships before relinquishing the 145-pound strap earlier this year.

After nearly two years of trash talking and deliberations, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have finally announced a date for their bout.

"There's no way Conor McGregor can stand in front of Mayweather and outbox him and beat him punch-for-punch - it just can't happen".

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