The super-fight that many thought would never come to fruition has a date and venue.
UFC lightweight champion and MMA’s biggest star Conor McGregor will take on arguably the greatest boxer of all time Floyd Mayweather Jr. at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. The fight will be a boxing match contested at 154 pounds. This bout is the culmination of a year of back-and-forth trash talk on social media between McGregor and Mayweather that ignited a wild fire of interest among fans in the sports world.
Below we take a look at a timeline of the legendary trash talk between the two mega stars:
I am going to break his face pic.twitter.com/sI5jxpVGQN— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) December 24, 2016
Before you ask for $25M, be worth more than $25M. You have the "2" and the "5" right but you meant to say $2.5M not $25M. pic.twitter.com/07vaWF0hen— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) January 19, 2017
I am in Las Vegas. Floyd has retired on my arrival. pic.twitter.com/z9EcxBJaDr— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 15, 2017
Solid work today.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 21, 2017
Sign your end Floyd or you are just a mouth. pic.twitter.com/YWCqoHWA2B
They say I've got no chance. But they say that every fight. pic.twitter.com/TUp98i9OPV— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 22, 2017
Man, much respect to Floyd Senior still getting a few rounds in at the gym. I hope I can still train at that age.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 13, 2017