‘Impossible’ Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is on

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    ‘Impossible’ Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is on

    http://nypost.com/2017/06/14/floyd-mayweather-vs-conor-mcgregor-is-stunningly-on/

    It’s official. Like it or not, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will meet in a boxing ring on Aug. 26 in what likely will wind up as the richest fight in boxing history.

    UFC president Dana White, Leonard Ellerbe of Mayweather Promotions and Stephen Espinoza, the executive vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports, began the promotion of the pay-per-view bout Wednesday.

    “I thought it would be impossible to deal with Mayweather Promotions, to deal with [Al] Haymon and to deal with Showtime,” White said on a conference call. “I thought it would be an impossible deal to do. But it was the right fight at the right place at the right time so we got it done.”

    Ellerbe said all parties signed a confidentiality agreement not to disclose financial terms, but Mayweather had demanded at least $100 million to take the fight with McGregor collecting at least $25 million. Figure them to make much more.

    The bout likely will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Ticket and pay-per-view prices have yet to be determined. White said a date for the two fighters to meet in their first press conference had yet to be worked out.
     
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    Interesting to see a MMA fighter in a boxing ring.
     
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    http://www.foxsports.com/ufc/story/...mayweather-conor-mcgregor-negotiations-061517

     
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    Chaplin Better off silent

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    Feels like there is real danger of this turning into a joke.

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    I'm already pissed about the money I know that I will waste on this.
     
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    MMA fans are hilarious.
     
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    Good for Conor. This might be the greatest hustle of all time. I dont mean that disparagingly. I genuinely respect Conor for getting himself into this position.

    Conor figured out a way to earn a $100M payday.

    Most of humanity has been trying to figure out how to make $100M dollars. Those who achieve it usually have to work for 40 years and have a business empire. But Conor did it in 5 years.

    He'll make that money then retire to luxury. Dude won at life. He figured it out. Good for him.
     
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    I'll have this queued.

    I would like to see Mayweather in a MMA ring as well.
     
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    People hating on this are such buzzkills.


    Go stomp on some rosebushes you joyless nimrods. Let people have fun. Yeah, its a circus, and Im looking forward to it.
     
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    If Mayweather either takes this fight lightly and does not come into the fight in prime condition, or, if his age finally catches up to him, I can see Conor winning... I don't think Mayweather has ever faced anyone as strong as Conor, and perhaps as quick... But, if Mayweather is in prime shape and if he continues to defy the laws of aging, I don't see this being an entertaining battle at all as Conor will not be able to lay a glove on Floyd and it will resemble the Pacquaio debacle...
     
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    I think Mayweather got the $100m.... Connor is said to get $25m... but still a huge win
     
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