UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has officially signed a deal to fight Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match.
The Irishman concluded negotiations with UFC president Dana White on Tuesday, taking us one step closer towards witnessing a fight between the two.
In a statement, McGregor said, “The first, and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on.”
The onus is now on Mayweather to put pen to paper and sign off his end of the deal to carry the match forward.
Rumours of a bout between the two have been swirling since last year following McGregor’s win against Eddie Alvarez, making him the first UFC fighter to hold two belts simultaneously.
Dana White said that the next steps are to conclude negotiations with Mayweather and his promoter.
“The McGregor side is done,” White said to ESPN. “I’m starting to work on the Mayweather side now.