Now, all that’s left is for Mayweather to sign his half of the deal and we’re in business.
“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.”
UFC President Dana White said the ball is in Mayweather’s court.
“I’m starting to work on the Mayweather side now,” he said. “If we can come to a deal with Haymon and Mayweather, the fight’s going to happen.”
And it’s a fight that needs to happen. Mayweather, who retired at an undefeated 49-0, stepping back into the ring to silence a hater — but they’re going to have to pay him a damn pretty penny to convince him. He’s got everything to lose. His perfect record. The status of boxing, long regarded as a sport for athletes superior to MMA, is riding on his shoulders. McGregor, on the other hand, has absolutely nothing to lose.