Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor done deal for Aug. 26 at MGM Grand

By Mike Coppinger

The crossover fight between an all-time great boxer and UFC’s biggest star is official.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he’ll fight Conor McGregor on Aug. 26, putting to bed a year of posturing between the braggadocious athletes.

Earlier Wednesday, Mayweather Promotions requested — and received — a license to hold a show on that date at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Bob Bennett told RingTV.com.

Showtime Sports will televise the super fight on its pay-per-view arm.

More to come …

Mike Coppinger is the Senior Writer for RingTV.com. Follow him on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger

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Source:: The Ring – Boxing