While it could be more simple teasing on the part of Mayweather, a hefty move from the undefeated boxing legend has many wondering if a date has finally been set for the combat sports bonanza that is Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor.
This past Saturday the Las Vegas Review-Journal published a rumor that Mayweather vs. McGregor could be staged “sooner than you think,” indicating that running the event before September 16th would “Take some of the revenue and energy from Canelo-Triple G.”
To further evidence to the narrative, the Nevada Athletic Commission’s event calendar shows a boxing card scheduled for Saturday, August 26th at the MGM Grand, where Mayweather has exclusively competed for the last ten years.
At the time of this booking Mayweather Promotions announced: “Mayweather Promotions will promote a professional boxing event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This event will be televised on Showtime.”
With no UFC event notably scheduled for this date, UFC president Dana White has already said that if Mayweather vs. McGregor does happen, it would be a regular boxing pay per view staged by Mayweather Promotions.
The possibility that Mayweather Promotions is using that date for a regular Showtime Boxing card that won’t include a McGregor bout is certainly there, but there aren’t any known Mayweather-promoted fighters whose bouts are targeted for August 26th. Mayweather Promotions also has July 29th reserved for the same venue.
McGregor has agreed to financial terms with the UFC, but the much more important Mayweather negotiations are still ongoing.
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