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ESPN: Floyd Mayweather to request August 26 for Conor McGregor fight

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

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ESPN boxing writer Dan Rafael reported Monday night that boxing megastar and pay-per-view king Floyd Mayweather will request August 26th as the date for his fight with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.

Mayweather's Mayweather Promotions was originally going to request the date for an unspecified event from the Nevada State Athletic Commission this Wednesday, but that item has been pulled off the agenda.

A formal agreement has not been made public yet, despite UFC president Dana White and McGregor coming to terms near a month ago.

While Rafael made no mention of a venue, Ariel Helwani added that both sides would like to run the larger T-Mobile Arena as opposed to the smaller MGM Grand. As of now, there are no events for that day at T-Mobile.

McGregor and Mayweather have been attempting to work at making this fight happen for quite some time and with each passing week, the bout looks closer and closer to being made.