McGregor – Mayweather Super Fight Scheduled For August. Maybe.

ESPN is reporting that the Conor McGregor – Floyd Mayweather Super Fight could be a go on August 26th in Las Vegas and both parties have come to a financial agreement. McGregor signed his contract back in May and was waiting for Floyd to commit to the situation which will surely be a pay-per-view extravaganza that commands huge paydays for each brawler. 

It appears that Floyd has signed on the dotted line and the next step is for negotiations with Showtime and the T-Mobile Arena to be finalized.

Said Showtime Sports EVP Stephen Espinoza to ESPN “There are negotiations ongoing, but none of us wants to turn this into the circus that the Mayweather-[Manny] Pacquiao negotiations were, so I think it’s best if we keep all the business discussions private until the deal is done,”  

 There are still a million details to be worked out, such as what style each guy will be using. McGregor is an MMA star and Mayweather is boxings undefeated pound-for-pound king. I guess it doesnt matter at this point. The fact that these two guys were able to take an idea driven by bravado and lip service and flip it into what appears to be millions, shows how desperate people are for gladiator sports and also possibly gives us a glimpse into the future of how combat sports will be marketed. 

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.