An official familiar with the negotiations says that discussions to make the Mayweather-McGregor superfight are underway. The talks are between the UFC ownership group — Ari Emanuel’s Beverly Hills agency WME-IMG — and Al Haymon, Mayweather’s manager, who is the head of Premier Boxing Champions. At this point, the official says UFC President Dana White is not involved in the talks, and the parties are pushing to make a Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view bout by “early fall”.
The UFC and McGregor last month struck a deal settling how they’ll split the money their side gains from a bout expected to generate wide riches. McGregor has at least four fights remaining on his UFC contract.