By Jose Youngs – Dana White has finally come to an agreement on a deal with Conor McGregor to fight Floyd Mayweather
The proposed superfight between boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has never been closer to becoming a reality.
On Saturday night, during an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, UFC President Dana White revealed he had finally come to an agreement on a deal with McGregor, meaning the only thing standing in the way of the fight was on Mayweather’s end.
“We’re right there to get this deal done” said White. “I would like to get it done with Sunday and negotiate with team Mayweather and if that deal gets done we’ll get it done. If not, we’ll move on. I think we’re there.
“Conor and I have agreed on a deal. But then you get a bunch of lawyers involved and things get stupid.”
This comes just a few days removed from White announcing he had given himself a deadline of Sunday night to reach a deal with McGregor, otherwise he was moving on.
McGregor (21-3) has not stepped foot inside the Octagon since winning his second UFC championship with second-round knockout over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 last November. This performance made McGregor the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two separate weight classes at the same time.