McGregor takes the piss out of Mayweather after fight confirmation

After months of speculation the long-rumored boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will take place August 26 in Las Vegas.

It will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules.

UFC boss Dana White negotiated the fight on behalf of McGregor and said the Irishman is confident he will win the fight.

Nate Diaz, who handed McGregor his first and only defeat in the UFC, at UFC 196 in March of a year ago, took to Instagram just moments after the "fight of the century" as announced, sharing a picture of him reigning victorious over the Notorious one, challenging the Irishman and Mayweather to slug it out for "the number two spot". The weight may be more challenging for McGregor.

"I'm not saying Conor McGregor's going to win".

Though Las Vegas oddsmakers have made Mayweather a heavy 10-1 favorite, the thought of the fight has excited many in the MMA world. Notably, the boxing legend last defeated Andre Berto in September 2015 to end his 16-year-old career with an unbeaten record.

The purse for the fight has yet to be disclosed, but it has been reported that each fighter will make over $100 million.

Others feel that McGregor is holding the lightweight division hostage, having not defended his title since winning it at UFC 205 in November 2016 and being likely to not defend this year either unless he decides to fight twice in 2017. "They went smooth", he told ESPN. Furthermore, Yahoo is claiming that Mayweather could announce the fight on Wednesday from one of his social media accounts. "The impossible deal is now done". I think it actually elevates Conor McGregor. Whenever Conor hits people, they fall.

Conor McGregor added his take on the decision by stating "The fight is on". "It went a lot easier than I thought it would go and everybody is walking away from this thing happy".

Who you got? Mayweather or McGregor? Showtime will air the fight via pay-per-view, although a purchase price has not been determined.

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