Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in Talks to Fight in UFC and Boxing for a World Record Deal

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in Talks to Fight in UFC and Boxing for a World Record Deal

  • Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are reportedly in talks over boxing, and UFC matches for a world record $1.5 billion deal
  • The matches will be for the official record and are expected to take place next year in Abu Dhabi in UAE and Saudi Arabia
  • The two fought in 2017 in one of the most lucrative matches in boxing history, with the American stopping McGregor in the 10th round with a TKO

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC great Conor McGregor are in shock talks for a two-match fight in the UFC and in boxing for a world record $1.5 billion deal.

Teams for the two sporting greats have been in talks recently, with reports indicating the two fights will occur in 2023.

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Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor last fought in 2017, one of the most lucrative fights ever. Photo by Stephen McCarthy.
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Mayweather could once again be involved in the most lucrative deal in combat sports history if the deal to fight Conor McGregor in the octagon and the boxing ring goes through.

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The American has been involved in some of the most lucrative boxing matches in the history of the sport. In 2015, Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao in the 'Fight of the Century, making it the most lucrative fight to date, according to DAZN.

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Mayweather expected to fight in the UFC

According to The Sun, if the deal goes through, it will be the first time 45-year-old Mayweather fights inside a UFC ring.

Teh matches will be for the official record, and Mayweather is ready to put his 50-0 record on the line. Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia are the proposed locations for the showdown.

"So there will be a boxing fight and also an MMA fight under MMA rules. Floyd and Conor's teams are in talks all this week. If the deal is struck Floyd will remove the trademark TBE - The Best Ever - if he fails to beat Conor in both fights. That will be added to the contract," according to The Sun.

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In the second most lucrative match, the two stars fought in 2017, with Mayweather beating the Irishman. The American retired in 2017 but has since fought in a number of exhibition bouts.

Mayweather confirms McGregor rematch

Sports Brief earlier reported on Mayweather confirming the rematch with McGregor next year. McGregor rubbished those claims by Mayweather about a rematch next year.

McGregor has been recovering from a broken leg he suffered in a UFC match against Dustin Poirier. The Irishman is preparing to make a return to the octagon soon.

Source: Sports Brief News