Report: Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather II Edging Closer to Being Made Official

An eminent rematch between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is edging closer, according to reports.

McGregor and Mayweather shared the ring in an illustrious boxing clash back in 2017 which became the second highest-selling combat sports pay-per-view of all time. McGregor would come up short and retur to the UFC but has always remained open to a boxing return.

Reports indicated previously that the pair were holding talks over a potential sequel, with McGregor appearing to hint at a second fight on social media by posting: “I accept.”

UFC president Dana White initially poured cold water on the talks, claiming that he is not interested in letting the UFC star return to face Mayweather again.

However a report has now suggested that a rematch between the pair is ‘very close’ to being made, and it has been suggested that the pair are now ‘arguing’ over the potential fight rules.

An anonymous source said the following:

“Conor will only take the fight providing Floyd is willing to put his professional record on the line – so the fight will not be an exhibition, it will be an official fight. It will be at 155lb. That’s what we know so far.”

“It will be the last time Floyd ever steps in the ring so it is not one to miss. The deal is very close to being done. Personal terms have been agreed on both parties. It will be one final showdown. And yes records will be at stake. Floyd sees it as the end of the Mayweather era and the beginning of the Gervonta Davis era.”

“He believes it will be the biggest night boxing will have ever seen and has been saying ‘People best be ready because it’s going to be something spectacular’. There are arguments about the rounds at the moment with Conor’s team wanting 10 rounds. But the deal and rights are certainly getting there.”

Mayweather Jr. has been fighting on the exhibition circuit since his victory over McGregor taking on Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa, YouTube star Logan Paul and most recently sparring partner Don Moore.

He will first compete in an exhibition with Japanese MMA star Mikuru Asakura, which will likely give McGregor time to return to full fitness from his broken leg injury.

McGregor previously left the door open to a boxing return. He said: “Boxing is my first love in combat sports,” McGregor told Sky Sports. “I had such a great time the last time I was out there. Obviously, my return will be in the octagon for UFC. That story is far from over, in fact it’s just being written. It is just the beginning but boxing, for sure, I will grace the squared circle again in the future.”

Mayweather and McGregor earned big bags from their previous boxing duel with the boxing legend pocketing around $280 million with McGregor taking home $130 million.

The event was viewed as a roaring success, despite McGregor ultimately being outclassed by the American who extended his record to 50-0.

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