Floyd Mayweather Jr. To Fight UFC Star Conor McGregor

Mayweather made the announcement on Twitter, confirming that the 40-year-old will end a 23-month retirement to face McGregor in a boxing match on August 26.UFC president Dana White revealed on ESPN Sportscenter that the fight will be at the T-Mobile Arena, but the venue could change to the MGM Grand.Boxing champion turned promoter De La Hoya said a fight between the two would be an embarrassment for the sport of boxing.The fight is expected to be a boxing match. McGregor won 10 of his last 11 MMA fights and is coming off a November win over Eddie Alvarez.CONOR MCGREGOR verses Floyd Mayweather is a done deal.Going into the fight, Mayweather, who’s been retired since September 15, is the favorite with an undefeated record of 49-0. Additionally, Mayweather-McGregor will broadcast on Showtime PPV.The fight will take place at 154 pounds.White is predicting the event can break the records at the box office, which would need more than the 4.6 million pay-per-view buys the Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight did in May 2015.McGregor, considered to be one of the best mixed martial arts fighters ever, could be at a disadvantage since he has never set foot in a professional boxing ring. Mayweather has been retired for two years but couldn’t turn down the attention and the money this fight is going to bring.After splitting two high-profile bouts with Nate Diaz, McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez to add the organisation’s lightweight title in December previous year. But for a fighter like McGregor, shocking the world a second time may not be that improbable. Floyd Mayweather is 41 now and has been out of the ring for two years.”As we’ve already seen this evening, Mayweather vs. McGregor has generated buzz that reaches far beyond that of the considerable boxing and MMA audience”.