The dream fight between UFC superstar Conor McGregor and boxing great Floyd Mayweather is inching closer to a reality. Here's how we got to this point...
July 2, 2015
While promoting his fight against Chad Mendes at UFC 189, McGregor stoppped the "Conan O'Brien Show" to talk all things fighting. McGregor was asked if he would ever think about taking on Mayweather in a boxing match, and the answer was a resounding, "Duh!"
"If you’re asking would I like to fight Floyd Mayweather — I mean, who would not like to dance around the ring for $180 million?" McGregor said.
Dana White claims the mega-fight between McGregor and Mayweather lost their proposed date -- Sept. 16 -- to the highly-anticipated boxing match between GGG and Canelo Alvarez.
May 18, 2017
After a busy March, things calmed down between the two fighters. That’s likely because both teams were working on a deal behind closed doors. In mid-way White announced that he had finalized McGregor’s part of the deal and would begin negotiating with Mayweather soon.
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May 21, 2017
During a Showtime interview, Mayweather confirmed what White said just a few days before -- that the bout with McGregor was likely to happen. He also made it clear he wanted one of his boxers, Gervonta Davis, on the undercard.