New York - Fight promoter Dana White says he has an
agreement with mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor for a proposed
megafight, but boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather remains unsigned.
White told American television cable channel TNT on
Wednesday night that McGregor has agreed to a boxing match and not a martial
arts fight which heavily favours Mayweather, who has never lost in his
two-decades long storied career.
White said they still have a long way to go. But his plan
now is to try to lure Mayweather out retirement for a superfight with McGregor.
"The McGregor side is done," Ultimate Fighting
Champion president White said. "I'm not saying the fight will happen but I
got one side done and it's time to work on the other (Mayweather).
"If we can come to a deal with (Al) Haymon and (Floyd)
Mayweather, the fight's going to happen."
White said that McGregor has agreed to step in the ring with
the undefeated Mayweather despite not having fought competitively in a boxing
ring since he was a teenager. McGregor was granted a license to box in
California several months ago.
McGregor, a 28-year-old Irishman, has been the UFC's most
popular fighter and among its top money spinners while Mayweather, a
40-year-old American, retired in 2015 with a 49-0 record including 26 victories
White has said the fight could generate a payday of $100
million for Mayweather and $75 million for McGregor. Mayweather has repeatedly
said that he won't come out of retirement, against anyone, for less than $100
Not everyone would be excited to see a Mayweather-McGregor
Promoter Oscar De La Hoya has said a bout between the two would be an "embarrassment" for the sport of boxing.