Published: Thu, February 16, 2017
Culture | By Ray Hoffman

Why Conor McGregor Vs Floyd Mayweather Is Not 'Very Close' To Happening

Why Conor McGregor Vs Floyd Mayweather Is Not 'Very Close' To Happening

Mayweather's statements came as Conor McGregor arrived in Las Vegas, reportedly to solve any issues that may scupper a Las Vegas fight.

Alarm bells started ringing when McGregor cancelled a Q&A in Ireland to fly out to Las Vegas.

He didn't mention McGregor by name at first, merely pointing out that he has no deal in place to fight any fighter at the moment.

Khabib Nurmagomedov has claimed he is not happy with the disrespect Conor McGregor is now showing towards the UFC and will help them to "humble" the Irishman.

McGregor, 21-3 in MMA competition, is not scheduled to compete in a UFC event until May to avoid putting unnecessary stress on partner Dee Devlin, who is pregnant with the couple's first child.

USA Today said that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have huge egos in that even trivial matters such as who marches out last in the potential bout can derail the negotiations leading up to the fight.

Floyd Mayweather has denied that he has agreed a deal in principle to come out of retirement and fight Conor McGregor.

The report cited cited sources close to Mayweather's Straight Blast Gym by saying that an announcement could be coming within the next couple of weeks.

The 39-year-old former world champion hung up his gloves after defeating Andre Berto in 2015, to finish his career undefeated with a 49-0 record.

A swift "no deal" was given by Dana White when TMZ Sports asked him to comment on a report circulated by The Sun on Valentine's Day.

What could prompt White from preventing this fight to happen are McGregor's chances of actually defeating Mayweather.

He initially resisted talk of boxing McGregor, but has warmed to the idea in recent months because the undefeated five-division champion realizes he could make another enormous sum of money for a fight he'd be heavily favored to win.

McGregor seems determined to fight Mayweather, but it remains to be seen whether he can convince his current employers to okay a clash with the American.

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