A Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather superfight is closer to reality than ever before.
In a brief statement on The Mac Life, the UFC lightweight champion announced he has signed his half of a contract to face off against the undefeated boxing star.
The ball is now in Mayweather’s court.
“It is an honour to sign this record breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management,” McGregor said.
“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 recently said he and McGregor were working to finalize half of the deal for what would be one of the biggest pay-per-view events in the history of combat sports.
White also commented on the potential fight during an appearance on NBA on TNT.
The UFC boss wouldn’t confirm Mayweather will sign his half of the deal, but the pressure is now on and there seems to be some optimism that the lucrative fight will be made.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 18, 2017