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McGregor agrees 'record-breaking, historic' deal with UFC to face Mayweather

“We now await Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming days.”

UFC president Dana White and lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
UFC president Dana White and lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
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UFC PRESIDENT Dana White said he has completed negotiations with Conor McGregor on a potential mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr and will now turn his attention to locking down the retired boxer.

White told ESPN last weekend that he wanted to wrap up the deal with McGregor by this past Sunday and, albeit later than expected, that part is done.

“The McGregor side is done. I’m starting to work on the Mayweather side now,” White told TNT on Wednesday. White, though, hedged on the boxing match actually going ahead.

“I’m not saying the fight will happen, but I’ve got one side done, now it’s time to work on the other,” he said. “If we can come to a deal with [Mayweather's advisor Al] Haymon and Mayweather, the fight’s gonna happen.”

Mayweather, meanwhile, said earlier Wednesday that his camp were waiting to hear from White and McGregor.

“I have a team for [negotiating], but as soon as their side [the UFC] communicates with our side, then the fight will happen,” he said.

McGregor has termed his agreement with the UFC as “record-breaking” and “historic”, with the fight rumoured to be targeted for September in Las Vegas.

Speaking to The Mac Life, a website he owns, McGregor said: “It is an honour to sign this record-breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management.

“The first, and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on. Congratulations to all parties involved. We now await Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming days.”

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