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Report: McGregor, Mayweather set to announce fight

Larry Brown Sports logo Larry Brown Sports 2/04/2017 Steve DelVecchio
Conor McGregor is reportedly getting closer to a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. © Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports Conor McGregor is reportedly getting closer to a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor have cleared all of the obstacles standing in the way of a fight, according to one report.

Barry Moran of The Sun wrote over the weekend that Mayweather and McGregor are set to announce their fight in a matter of days. The two sides have reportedly agreed to a date and venue after negotiating for months. Morgan goes on to note that McGregor’s contract with the UFC was standing in the way of a deal, but UFC president Dana White is willing to let McGregor fight Mayweather while the Irishman is still under contract.

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An announcement would also mean any issues with the Nevada Athletic Commission had been resolved.

A source revealed: “Both sides have agreed a fee, date and venue. It’s all ready to be announced early next week.”

After initially describing it as “the stupidest move he has ever made”, White conceded there was too much money at stake for it not to happen.

The Sun reported over a month ago that McGregor and Mayweather had come to a financial agreement, which was a bit surprising given the outlandish demands McGregor was making at one point. However, it was noteworthy that White recently said he believes the fight is going to happen. If McGregor and Mayweather worked out all the details, White’s signature would be the last one they need.

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