Sport Dana White offers more details on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight

10:11  15 june  2017
10:11  15 june  2017 Source:   Business Insider Australia

Dana White: I’m running Mayweather-McGregor negotiations

  Dana White: I’m running Mayweather-McGregor negotiations UFC president Dana White insisted that he – and no one else – is running point in talks to make the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight.A source told the Times “discussions to make the fight are underway,” but clarified that White does not have a seat at the table. Instead, negotiations have been between WME-IMG — the agency that bought UFC for $4 billion last year — and Mayweather’s manager, Al Haymon.

The highly anticipated Floyd Mayweather - Conor McGregor fight is now official. UFC president Dana White was a guest on ESPN and explained exactly when and how the fight will go down. As reported earlier, the fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26.

The highly anticipated Floyd Mayweather - Conor McGregor fight is now official. UFC president Dana White was a guest on ESPN and explained exactly when and how the fight will go down. As reported earlier, the fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26.

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The highly anticipated Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is now official. 

UFC president Dana White was a guest on ESPN and explained exactly when and how the fight will go down.

As reported earlier, the fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26.

The fight will be a boxing match at 154 pounds and the fighters will wear 10-ounce gloves.

Mayweather weighed 146 pounds for his last fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2015. The weight may be more challenging for McGregor. He was just 154.4 pounds for his last fight against Eddie Alvarez, but who weighed 168 pounds in his previous fight against Nate Diaz.

Date set for Mayweather McGregor bout?

  Date set for Mayweather McGregor bout? The much-hyped fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather continues to edge closer to reality, with Mayweather Promotions reportedly planning to go to the Nevada State Athletic Commission to request a date for the bout. ESPN’s Dan Rafael is reporting Mayweather’s organisation will request August 26 as the date for the fight. Showtime is touted as the likely broadcaster of the event.Mayweather Promotions were scheduled to make an official request at the commission’s meeting this Wednesday (US time) but that will no longer happen, as the necessary agenda item has now been removed.

New details on the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have surfaced after the mega- fight ’s confirmation earlier today. UFC President Dana White told ESPN’s “SportsCenter” the bout will take place Aug.

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Dana White © Provided by Business Insider Inc Dana White Mayweather Promotions will handle the undercard, which means boxing matches and no other UFC fights or fighters will be promoted.

When asked what this fight means for UFC, White admitted that there is not much in this for UFC, that he agreed to this fight because it is what McGregor wanted.

"I don't know what it means for UFC," White said on ESPN. "Conor McGregor is a guy who has done a lot of good things over there for the sport and for this company and he wanted this. And obviously the fans wanted this too... Not only for him, but at the end of the day, my job is to make fights that the fans want to see."

Shortly after news of the fight broke, White offered a simple message on Twitter that explained how he felt:

Mayweather, McGregor need Ice Cube to give up arena for megafight .
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor must not have looked at the calendar when they slated their megafight for August 27 (AEST) in Las Vegas. T-Mobile Arena, the year-old indoor venue right on the Las Vegas strip, is already booked for that date for the championship game of the BIG3 basketball league co-founded by rapper and actor Ice Cube.But as we all know about this fight, there’s plenty of money involved. And if a chunk of that cash is pushed toward the BIG3, it would be willing to change venues. © PA Wire/PA Images Image of Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jnr.

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