Dana White made a stop by the “Inside the NBA” show set on TNT for an interview on Wednesday evening to note that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) has agreed to terms for a potential boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. A tweet of the video clip is shown below.
In the run up to the UFC 211 event that took place this past Saturday night in Dallas, White had said that he had little time left to spend on negotiating the terms of this fight. He gave the McGregor team until Sunday to come to an agreement, and that has been completed. “The McGregor side is done. I’m starting to work on the Mayweather side now,” White said.
McGregor released a statement on his own website, TheMacLife.com, not long after the interview on TNT. The statement read:
“It is an honor to sign this record-breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management,” McGregor said. “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.”
With McGregor’s camp coming to agreement, a significant step forward has been made in making the fight happen. White admitted that he is still reluctant to get too excited because negotiations with Mayweather’s camp won’t be easy. Mayweather has a known history of being very particular over every detail of his fights, from revenue all the way to fight attire.