When the thought first emerged of Conor McGregor crossing over into the sport of boxing [which he has never even competed in as a professional] to take on the sports pound for pound king, Floyd Mayweather Jr., the combat sports world laughed. A boxing match between the UFC lightweight champ and the retired Mayweather seemed all but impossible. But after months of speculation, McGregor announced on his website that his part of the deal is signed, and now all that is left is for the Mayweather camp to sign:
It is an honour to sign this record breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management. 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.
Speaking with the press, Mayweather said he looks forward to cementing this fight:
They said Conor McGregor signed his end of the deal. I look forward to signing my end of the deal. I haven’t signed my end of the deal yet so once I get home, I’ll communicate with my team, I’ll talk with Al Haymon, I’ll talk with Leonard, and we’ll see what we come up with. We’ll put all our great minds together and we’re gonna have another superfight.