Floyd Mayweather’s super-fight with Conor McGregor is building momentum as the Mirror have reported the MGM Grand in Las Vegas has been booked to showcase the bout on August 26.
McGregor teased fans on social media last night by posting a cryptic message on his channels as he said “Something BIG is coming”.
And Mayweather’s promotional company has reserved the MGM Grand, a venue he fought at for the final 12 fights of his career, with ‘Money’ widely expected to come out of retirement to face the UFC lightweight champion in a crossover spectacle.
McGregor confirmed last month he had completed his side of the negotiations with UFC president Dana White then proceeding to open discussions with Mayweather’s adviser Al Haymon.
The undefeated 49-0 boxer has been pictured sparring while the Nevada Athletic Commission’s website has a boxing event booked by Mayweather Promotions on their calendar for August 26 with ShowTime, Mayweather’s long-time broadcast partner, televising the projected £500million clash.
McGregor celebrated becoming a father for the first time last month and hasn’t fought since becoming the UFC’s first simultaneous two-weight world champion after stopping Eddie Alvarez in November at UFC 205.
The Irishman has never competed professionally in boxing while Mayweather is widely regarded as one of the best ever.