Both McGregor and Mayweather took to social media to confirm the news that both combat sports mega-stars have inked their names to a contract for the August 26th bout in Las Vegas. As for the details that everyone wants to know, UFC President Dana White recently took to TMZ to clear a few things up.
The UFC boss said that the fight will go down at the T-Mobile Arena, both men will be tested by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), and both men will be wearing 10-ounce gloves over a span of 12 rounds at 154 pounds:
“The fight will be a 12 round boxing match. Both guys will use 10 ounce gloves. They will fight at 154 pounds.
“The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena. Ticket prices have not been set yet.
“There WILL be an undercard — it will be boxing and Mayweather Promotions will handle the matchmaking.
“We asked Dana if there was a possibility Roy Jones Jr. will fight Anderson Silva — he told us, “I highly doubt it.””
“Both Floyd and Conor will be tested by USADA for performance enhancing drugs.
“Dana says he expects Conor to make around $100 million for the fight but wouldn’t break down the financials.
“Dana says he spoke with Conor Wednesday morning — he’s VERY excited. Conor also believes with all his heart he will knock Mayweather out.”
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