UFC President Dana White seems to be thrilled that the dream boxing match between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor is now a reality.
On Wednesday, shortly after news broke of the fight being official, White tweeted a smiling emoji showing his joy of this historic deal.
White and McGregor had already previously announced that the UFC champion had agreed to terms to fight Mayweather in a boxing match. Now it appears the deal with Mayweather has officially been made.
Earlier in the day, the Nevada State Athletic Commission had approved a request from Mayweather Promotions to promote a boxing event on Aug. 26. Rumors were spread of that date being the fight between Mayweather and McGregor. Now, those rumors appear to be true.
Mayweather vs. McGregor is expected to take place in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. However, no venue has been announced to host the historic fight. It is safe to assume the fight will take place at either the MGM Grand or T-Mobile Arena.
— Dana White (@danawhite) June 14, 2017