Mayweather, 40, will come out of retirement and put his flawless 49-0 boxing record on the line against UFC champion McGregor in the ring.
Floyd Mayweather is going to be a massive favorite when he and Conor McGregor throw hands on August 26th, but a member of the decorated boxer's team knows they can't "sleep" on the UFC champ. On TV, the match is likely to exceed the record-setting 4.6 million PPV purchases for Mayweather-Pacquiao.
The main question surrounding the bout is the rules the fighters would adhere to, with many concerned that Mayweather's vastly superior boxing skills would make a standard boxing match a walkover.
"It'll be at the T-Mobile Centre in Vegas, it'll be at 154-pounds, they'll wear 10-0z gloves, it'll be in a ring". Showtime will air the Pay-Per-View which promises to be phenomenal. Boxing purists have expressed concern that the fight will overall dilute the quality of boxing and, while being good for boxing short term, will long term be detrimental to the sport. McGregor fought in the UFC last time out against Eddie Alvarez where he became the first ever two weight world champion and the American having not fought since 2015 where he made easy work of Andre Berto over 12 rounds.
While terms are still unknown, it's been reported that Mayweather would get the larger purse, potentially as high as $100 million, according to White, likely the motivation in luring him out of retirement and risking his ideal 49-0 career record.
"I just don't like the way he gets on, I just think he's an a******e".
McGregor has held UFC featherweight and lightweight title belts, but has never boxed in either professional or amateur settings.
Either way, Mayweather-McGregor is coming, whether you like it or not, and it will dominate most of the chatter across both boxing and MMA over the coming couple of months. It's going to be a boring fight. The chief executive of Mayweather Promotions, Leonard Ellerbe, was asked Wednesday night if the fight could gross half a billion dollars.
"I always say this about Conor, and now you can say it about Floyd, too", White said.