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McGregor positive Mayweather will sign ‘record-breaking deal’

Boxing

Record-breaking Mixed Martial Arts star Conor McGregor expects Floyd Mayweather Jnr to ink a contract for their long-awaited boxing match “in the coming days” after concluding his own negotiations.

Dana White, president of the UFC, announced on Wednesday that an agreement had been reached with McGregor after months of speculation and very little visible progress to negotiations.

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Conor McGregor became the first person to ever hold two UFC titles simultaneously when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez in December. Photo: Adam Hunger, USA Today Sports

The Irishman went on to confirm as much in an exclusive post on his website, themaclife.com, on Thursday.

“It is an honour to sign this record-breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management,” McGregor said.

“The first, and most important part of this historic contract, has now officially been signed off on. Congratulations to all parties involved. We now await Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming days.”

The fight will go ahead if White can conclude a deal with Mayweather and his partners, with the former five-division champion’s $100 million purse requirement expected to be the biggest hurdle.

McGregor’s negotiations were expected to be the more difficult because he is currently signed to an exclusive contract with the UFC, which prevents him from participating in any other professional sporting activity.

However, with McGregor’s contract now sewn up, the fight could take place as soon as September.

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