UFC: Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather set to clash in rematch

UFC: According to reports, Mayweather has offered McGregor $157.9 million for the rematch

By Web Desk
July 27, 2022
Floyd Mayweather (L) and Conor McGregor — AFP/file 

KARACHI: Five years after their first fight in the ring, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are reportedly "very close" to agreeing to a thrilling sequel.

In 2017, Mayweather knocked out McGregor in the tenth round to bring his professional boxing record to 50-0.

The Sun claims that the two are currently discussing another lucrative bout. The two competitors have already agreed on personal terms, but they have not yet agreed on the number of rounds, with former UFC champion McGregor requesting 10.

The fight is set to be at 155lbs which would require McGregor to lose a significant amount of weight.

The Irish fighter has put on weight, reaching an estimated 190 pounds, since he was able to walk again after breaking his leg in the loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July of last year.

According to reports, Mayweather has offered McGregor $157.9 million for the rematch and is ready to risk his perfect professional record.

"Connor will only take the fight providing Floyd is willing to put his professional record on the line - so the fight will not be an exhibition, it will be an official fight," a source close to Mayweather’s camp' told The Sun:

"It will be at 155lb. That's what we know so far. It will be the last time Floyd ever steps in the ring so it is not one to miss.

"The deal is very close to being done. Personal terms have been agreed on both parties. It will be one final showdown. And yes records will be at stake.

"Floyd sees it as the end of the Mayweather era and the beginning of the Gervonta Davis era.

"He believes it will be the biggest night boxing will have ever seen and has been saying 'People best be ready because it's going to be something spectacular'," he added.

The first match between the two, which was held in Las Vegas, garnered more than four million spectators and was the second-highest pay-per-view event in history.