Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather has signed an agreement to face UFC champion Conor McGregor in a boxing match on August 26 in Las Vegas. It is widely anticipated to be one of the biggest combat sporting moments in history, and will likely break multiple box office records. With the pen being put to paper alone, it makes McGregor the highest paid debutant in boxing history.
Last month, news broke that McGregor and UFC president Dana White had signed their side of the deal, with McGregor stating at the time that it was “an honour to sign this record breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship, and Paradigm Sports Management. The first and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on. Congratulations to all parties involved.”