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The UFC has officially applied to co-promote the upcoming boxing match between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.
The UFC has sent in their request to co-promote the event to the Nevada Athletic Commission. The commission will vote on whether or not they will allow the UFC to co-promote at their next meeting on Aug. 16.
According to MMA Fighting, TGB Promotions has also requested a program permit to co-promote Mayweather vs. McGregor. TGB Promotions is the lead promoter for Premier Boxing Champions (PBC).
Bob Bennett, NAC executive director, told MMA Fighting that the UFC could receive a license to co-promote the event in order to pay McGregor for the fight.
The NAC will also decide the judges and referee for Mayweather vs. McGregor at their next meeting. The NAC will also vote on whether or not they will allow Mayweather and McGregor to fight in eight-ounce gloves instead of 10-ounce gloves.
Mayweather vs. McGregor will take place Aug. 26 in Las Vegas.