Fighters on social media react to bombshell announcement of Mayweather vs. McGregor

The impossible became reality when McGregor vs. Mayweather was made official. After the August 26 bout at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, the talking point will revolve around the payouts, more than the quality of the 12-round fight. "Shut up. Step up and fight like Conor McGregor fights". Mayweather retired from pro boxing in 2015 after defeating Andre Berto, while McGregor (21-3) defeated Eddie Alvarez in November 2016. He has been the UFC Featherweight Champion (145 pounds) and UFC Lightweight Champion (155 pounds).

"This is a fight that Floyd is taking very, very seriously, because we all do know all it takes in boxing is one shot and he don't have to be a clean shot", Ellerbe said. Mayweather is a -1,100 favorite at the Westgate SuperBook, with McGregor paying back +700.

"Boxing is a whole different world. but Conor really believes in himself, and I think he's going to put up a good fight". The event will air on Showtime pay-per-view (PPV). He's amassed a 49-0 record since debuting as a professional in October 1996.

Whatever your opinion on whether the fight would actually happen or not, Wednesday 14th June will go down in history. Yet, he has managed to persuade Mayweather to agree to the fight.

In order to make sure that doesn't happen, UFC president Dana White confirmed late Wednesday on a media conference call that language was added to the contract, including the kind of financial penalties that are created to deter such practices.

Think Mayweather-McGregor is a freak show? Conor McGregor is 27 and he is a southpaw.

Rising star Catterall, who is expected to face Tyrone Nurse for the British title later this year, got the call from the Mayweather camp through a mutual contact and jumped at the chance to learn from the sport's best.

In an interview with The Telegraph, Mr Espinoza said: "There was a significant impediment that was removed a couple of weeks ago and that was the UFC going on record saying they didn't want Conor to participate".