McGregor, Mayweather to fight
Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Wednesday he will come out of retirement to face UFC star Conor McGregor in a boxing match on August 26.
Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a scheduled 12-round fight at the MGM Grand arena. The fight that will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules.
“It’s official,’’ Mayweather said on his Instagram account next to a video poster of both fighters. “THE FIGHT IS ON,’’ McGregor tweeted several minutes earlier.