Mayweather coming back to fight UFC star McGregor Aug. 26

Mayweather announced Wednesday that his long-rumored boxing match with McGregor will take place August 26 in Las Vegas.

At this point, with the way things are heading, don't be surprised if we see McGregor start filing for some insane "1-0" trademarks as a way to fire back at his opponent before their fight.

Former multi-weight world champion Mayweather confirmed a deal has been agreed for a boxing match against mixed martial arts champion McGregor in Las Vegas on August 26.

The fight is expected to gross millions of dollars with Mayweather a solid favourite.

While all of the rumors were swirling about his potential comeback for a fight, whether it would be against McGregor or not, he was filing trademarks with the number "50" left and right, just in case.

The 40-year-old Mayweather announced his retirement after winning his 49th straight bout against Andre Berto, also in Las Vegas in September 2015.

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Mayweather is widely regarded as one of the best defensive fighters ever, and prides himself on his ability to evade punishment with his movement and to make adjustments on the fly.

That could be what keeps McGregor out of the UFC going forward.

Leonard Ellerbe is aware of the punching power Conor McGregor brings. The reigning UFC lightweight champion, who is the only UFC fighter in history to hold two titles concurrently, has not fought since defeating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 on November 12 in NY. Whenever Conor hits people, they fall.

The two fighters have gone back and forth for almost a year regarding a potential showdown with both men previously stating they each wanted US$100 million (RM425 million) for the fight. He's gotta get his ass up and be prepared for Conor McGregor. "He will go after Floyd Mayweather and he will try to knock him out".

Social media is unsurprisingly abuzz with reaction as sports fans and MMA and boxing journalists are getting ready for what's expected to be one of the most financially successful events in combat sports history.

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