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McGregor vs. Mayweather
Main article: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor
During McGregor’s rise in the UFC, he often made public insults towards Floyd Mayweather Jr. and pushed for a boxing match with him. Floyd Mayweather Jr. also eventually entertained this idea despite having retired in 2015 and McGregor’s never having boxed professionally. After rumours of a McGregor-Mayweather bout started gaining traction, Dana White initially dismissed the proposed match vehemently since McGregor was contracted under the UFC.

On 7 March 2017, Mayweather publicly announced he would come out of retirement for a boxing match with McGregor and urged McGregor and the UFC to come to an agreement for the proposed fight. On 16 March 2017, Dana White backpedalled on his stance against a Mayweather-McGregor bout and said that he would not deprive McGregor from making a massive payday. On 18 May 2017, McGregor reportedly agreed to terms with the UFC and Mayweather Jr. for a bout agreement.

On 14 June 2017, it was officially announced that McGregor would compete in his first professional boxing match against the undefeated Mayweather Jr., on 26 August 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The bout is to be contested at super welterweight (154 pounds) with 8 oz. gloves.

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Conor McGregor History.

Conor Anthony McGregor (Irish: Conchúr Antóin Mac Gréagóir; born 14 July 1988) is an Irish professional mixed martial artist and professional boxer who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, and former UFC Featherweight Champion. During his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, McGregor has competed as a featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight.

In 2008, McGregor started his MMA career and, in 2012, he won both the Cage Warriors Featherweight and Lightweight Championships, holding both titles simultaneously before vacating them to sign with the UFC. In 2015, at UFC 194, he defeated José Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship via knockout thirteen seconds into the first round. This was the fastest victory in UFC title fight history.[9] Upon defeating Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 205, McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously.

McGregor has established himself as the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) draw in MMA history as he has main-evented four out of the six highest selling pay-per-view events in UFC history. His headline bout with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 garnered the most buys ever for an MMA PPV event.

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