A boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr was first floated back in April, of 2016. A large number of things stood in the way, including a deeply dubious UFC president Dana White. And then McGregor’s longtime partner Dee Devlin got pregnant, and the fighter wanted to take time off until the birth of this son.
And White got behind the fight. Although the negotiations are ongoing, apparently there was enough agreement so that a date had been set. But the date is no longer good.
White was in attendance Saturday night as ‘Canelo’ Alvarez dominated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Immediately afterward it was announced that Gennady Golovkin would fight Alvarez on September 16.
“We just lost our date to ‘Canelo’ and ‘Triple G’ but good, that’s a good fight,” said White to Fight Hub TV, as transcribed by MMAjunkie. “I’ll be at that one, too.”
“Floyd wants this fight, and we want to try and make it, so we’ll see what happens. Listen, Floyd is one of the best ever in the history of the game, and Conor is one of the best ever in the history of our game, so people want to see it, and I’m always into making fights that people want to see.”
“Anything’s possible when two guys get in and start throwing punches, especially when a guy hits as hard as Conor does, you know? That’s what makes it fun. If everybody really believed that it would be that one-sided, nobody would want to see it. That’s the fun of doing a fight like this.”
The best guess for many weeks has been that MayGregor would take place on September. This confirms it. But will be Canelo vs. GGG be big enough to push MayGregor to another month, or just another week?