(Mc Gregor said in April that boxers would be "dismantled and killed" in a street fight.) On April 19, White said the contract would be coming 'in a few days.' On May 18, White said Mc Gregor's 'side [was] done' in the fight.
Rapper Ice Cube had already booked the venue for his BIG3 basketball league on the night of August 26, and quickly claimed he had little intention of rescheduling. The reality was that Ice Cube thought that I was talking s*** about him or that Floyd was talking s*** about him. And number two, everything is smooth and going in the right direction.” After his initial stance that he would not reschedule his event, Ice Cube appeared to reconsider his position.
The Mayweather-Mc Gregor fight had been rumored for months, and represents an unusual step for both fighters.
Mc Gregor, very much in his prime atop the UFC lightweight division, will be forced to put his southpaw punching ability against one of the greatest boxers of all time.
The fight was confirmed on Wednesday evening, with Mc Gregor tweeting “THE FIGHT IS ON,” moments before Mayweather posted a short promotional video to his Instagram page, along with the caption “It’s official”.
Mayweather was immediately made the overwhelming favourite to win the fight by bookmakers across the world.