TMZ reports that the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is already booked for the proposed date for the McGregor-Mayweather fight on August 26 by Ice Cube’s BIG 3 basketball league. BIG3 sources say they have no plans to move — they still have the venue booked and expect to play there on August 26th. McGregor-Mayweather sources say that BIG 3 will be moved to MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Showtime releases the poster for the McGregor Mayweather fight.
Mayweather confirms that he will fight McGregor in an Instagram post.
Mayweather has booked the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for August 26th, for a potential superfight with McGregor. Mayweather has fought at the venue for the final dozen bouts of his career. His promotional company have also reserved the arena on August 25 for a weigh-in. The as yet unannounced fight will be shown on Showtime, Mayweather’s long-time broadcaster of choice.
Abner ‘Skullman’ Lloveras, who was on Team McGregor for the 22nd series of Ultimate Fighter and is quite close with the ‘Notorious,’ claims a date has been set for the Mayweather fight in September. The fight would most likely happen on September 30, so as not to conflict with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin on September 16:
The big news that I want to tell you is that the fight between McGregor and Mayweather has a date. It will be in September.
A showtime executive says that while they would be willing to wait until next year if they had to, Mayweather and Showtime are targeting an early fall date for the proposed superfight.
I think the date really is a function of how long it takes to get a deal done because the reality is, it took a long time for the UFC and Conor to reach an agreement to allow Conor to participate. Now the real negotiations start which is the Floyd side versus the Conor-UFC side. If that drags on then you’re probably looking at late this year. If it really drags on then you’re looking at early next year. But if people are as motivated as they seem to be – I know how badly Floyd wants it – if we get this wrapped up pretty quickly we could be seeing it early fall. That’s the goal. That’s what we’ve heard from Floyd. Now it’s just getting in a room and seeing if people will be reasonable on the kind of deal that they’re looking for.
Mansion Liverpool announces that McGregor will appear at the venue for a Grand National after party on Saturday 8th April.
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Reports surface that the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has been provisionally booked for June 10th, for a potential McGregor-Mayweather fight.
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Emanuel and Whitesell, owners of the UFC, have invited McGregor and the entire roster of over 500 to attend a two day UFC Athlete Retreat in Las Vegas in May. Various actors/actresses, athletes, musicians and others represented by WME/IMG will be appear and interact with the fighters. Fighters will also be able to discuss concerns with the owners. The retreat will end with a concert performed by an as yet unnamed WME/IMG represented artist.
McGregor’s live show at EventCity in Manchester on January 28 is set to be shown online around the world on pay-per-view. 5000 in-person tickets for the one-hour unscripted interview are already sold out. PPV streaming service Writemedia will show the event live for £3.99 on notoriouslive.co. McGregor will be interviewed on-stage by Ariel Helwani, with McGregor’s life, career and fight with Mayweather among the topics to be discussed. Organisers:
We knew this exclusive sporting showcase would appeal to the rest of the world, and wanted to offer those all over the globe the chance to see the event live. This rare opportunity had to be captured on film considering Conor’s past interview history, and we decided to take it one step further and distribute it globally, meaning fans who are not able to attend the event don’t have to miss out.
An Experience With Conor McGregor announces that Helwani will host and interview McGregor at the event at Event City in Manchester on Jan 28.
We are pleased to announce highly respected journalist Ariel Helwani as our host/interviewer during "An Experience With Conor McGregor". pic.twitter.com/nh2Q9Bolpq
— An Experience With.. (@anexpwith) January 13, 2017
McGregor will return to Belfast for a ticket-only event in The Devenish complex on Friday, December 2. Tickets will be available from The Devenish reception from 12noon on Wednesday, November 30, on a first come first served basis and are priced at £25.
An Experience With events announces Preregistration begins at 1am for An Experience with Conor McGregor at Event City Manchester on 28th January 2017. The event includes a live on-stage interview, 1000 Black tie diners, surrounded by thousands in stadium seating, an auction with signed bespoke McGregor memorabilia, and live music.
ICYMI: An Experience With Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA)
— An Experience With.. (@anexpwith) November 12, 2016
McGregor will make a personal appearance at El Divino Belfast on Saturday 19th November. Tickets are available here.