It feels like we’ve been talking about a Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match for a goddamn eternity, but we might finally be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Recently, there has been a lot of speculation that the highly anticipated bout will take place on August 26, 2017 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
First, McGregor posted this photo to Instagram on Sunday, complete with a caption that has sports fans buzzing.
And now, here’s Bloody Elbow with some more concrete evidence that this super fight might actually be taking place this summer.
If you look at the Nevada Athletic Commission’s event calendar, there is a boxing card scheduled for Saturday, August 26th at the MGM Grand, where Mayweather has exclusively fought for the last ten years.
“Mayweather Promotions will promote a professional boxing event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This event will be televised on Showtime.”
It should be noted that the UFC does not have an event of any kind scheduled for that evening. UFC president Dana White has already said that if Mayweather-McGregor does happen, it would be a regular boxing PPV staged by Mayweather Promotions.
There is, of course, the possibility that Mayweather Promotions is using that date for a regular Showtime Boxing card that’s independent of a McGregor bout, 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.
Thank God. I’m so ready for this fight to happen, as this whole process has been unbelievably annoying. Even though I’m 99.9% sure that Mayweather is going to dismantle McGregor with ease, seeing Conor defeat that illiterate, woman-beating jackass would be the most satisfying upset of my lifetime.