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ufc·july 14, 2017 5:45 pm ·mmajunkie staffthe ufc made the announcement citing injuries to both fighters.






showtime exec tells how floyd mayweather-conor mcgregor deal came together so qu


floyd mayweather jr., the best boxer of this generation, is ending his retirement to meet wildly popular ufc champion conor mcgregor, who’ll test himself against massive odds outside the octagon.mayweather posted on social media wednesday that “it’s official!!!” and mcgregor posted, “the fight... (lance pugmire)






dana white: conor mcgregor's value for floyd mayweather jr. fight is greater tha


ufc president dana white said he expects to renew discussions with floyd mayweather jr.’s side next week for a boxing match with ufc lightweight champion conor mcgregor, and made it clear he believes mcgregor’s value is significant.“who doesn’t think that conor isn’t a global star?” white told reporters friday at the grand opening of the ufc’s new $12-million performance institute. “i think conor is bigger than [manny] pacquiao — when [he and mayweather] fought.”the 2015 mayweather-pacquiao bout at mgm grand shattered pay-per-view (4.6 million buys) and live-gate ($72 million) records, with mayweather getting a 60% cut of the purse compared to pacquiao’s 40%.white earlier this week struck a deal with mcgregor on how to divide money between the fighter and the company, and he hinted that he






dana white: conor mcgregor's value for floyd mayweather jr. fight is greater tha


ufc president dana white said he expects to renew discussions with floyd mayweather jr.’s side next week for a boxing match with ufc lightweight champion conor mcgregor, and made it clear he believes mcgregor’s value is significant.“who doesn’t think that conor isn’t a global star?” white told reporters friday at the grand opening of the ufc’s new $12-million performance institute. “i think conor is bigger than [manny] pacquiao — when [he and mayweather] fought.”the 2015 mayweather-pacquiao bout at mgm grand shattered pay-per-view (4.6 million buys) and live-gate ($72 million) records, with mayweather getting a 60% cut of the purse compared to pacquiao’s 40%.white earlier this week struck a deal with mcgregor on how to divide money between the fighter and the company, and he hinted that he






showtime exec tells how floyd mayweather-conor mcgregor deal came together so qu


a late-night tuesday phone call to reattach an agenda item to wednesday’s nevada athletic commission meeting was blessed casually, as was an aug. 26 opening at mgm grand that could be filled by floyd mayweather jr. versus conor mcgregor.the commission on wednesday granted the request of mayweather... (lance pugmire)






the floyd mayweather vs. conor mcgregor fight might really happen


ufc president dana white has been pessimistic regarding the potential conor mcgregor floyd mayweather fight. even going as far to say recently, “no deal is even close to being done,” regarding the match. speedbumplink prefix=”read:” url=”http://www.vibe.com/2017/03/floyd-mayweathers-las-vegas-home-burglarized/” content=”floyd mayweather’s las vegas home reportedly burglarized”]on wednesday night (march 15) he seemed to have changed his thoughts on the rumored mega fight when he appeared as a guest on the conan o’brien show.white told conan that there’s just too much on the line to pass up the opportunity. afterall, it’s an event that both boxing and mma fans have been begging for “i do think it’s going to happen. i think it’s going to be a tough deal, because, obviously, there are a lot of






conor mcgregor contractually forbidden from kicking floyd mayweather


conor mcgregor will be prohibited from throwing elbows, aiming kicks or attempting takedown moves against floyd mayweather,        






conor mcgregor faces financial penalties if he uses mma tactics vs. floyd maywea


ufc president dana white said conor mcgregor "would get sued beyond belief if he does anything but hit floyd mayweather with his hands."        






floyd mayweather's father says son will 'whoop' conor mcgregor


floyd mayweather sr. joined in on the trash talk for his son’s highly touted aug. 26 fight against ufc star conor mcgregor.        






several hurdles still in the way of a mcgregor vs. mayweather fight


conor mcgregor has lured many opponents in for a knockdown punch, but the ufc lightweight champion might be walking into a stunning blow of his own by thinking a deal with ufc president dana white will clinch a boxing match against his fellow combat sports king floyd mayweather jr.interviews thursday with several people inside the fight game who understand negotiating and have done business with mayweather in recent years revealed that considerable distance remains between a mcgregor-ufc agreement and getting retired pound-for-pound no. 1 mayweather, 40, in the ring.“you have to understand that dana white saying he’s made a deal with conor mcgregor doesn’t mean anything,” said a fight maker who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not involved in these talks.“he could be makin






from improbable to official: floyd mayweather-conor mcgregor squaring off


it went from being unthinkable to unworkable to inevitable, and now floyd mayweather vs. conor mcgregor is happening.        






conor mcgregor, ufc strike deal to pursue floyd mayweather jr. fight


it’s bold, thought-out opinions that have solidified max kellerman’s success alongside stephen a. smith on espn’s “first take.”as the former los angeles radio personality returned to l.a. this week, he was ready to discuss one of sports’ hottest topics: will floyd mayweather jr. fight conor mcgregor?... (lance pugmire)






report: conor mcgregor, ufc strike deal to pursue floyd mayweather jr. fight


it’s bold, thought-out opinions that have solidified max kellerman’s success alongside stephen a. smith on espn’s “first take.”as the former los angeles radio personality returned to l.a. this week, he was ready to discuss one of sports’ hottest topics: will floyd mayweather jr. fight conor mcgregor?... (lance pugmire)






conor mcgregor-floyd mayweather jr. fight on horizon, according to ufc’s dana wh


buffalo, n.y. — ufc president dana white said he was confident a proposed bout between conor mcgregor and boxing great floyd mayweather jr. is on the horizon.“i see this fight happening,” white said after ufc 210.white said he will meet with mcgregor, ufc’s biggest box office attraction, in new york soon after the fighter’s girlfriend gives birth to their first child in may.once a longshot, the boxing match has inched closer to reality.white cautioned the fight was not close to a done deal. but white said he’s had talks with mayweather’s team, though there’s plenty of negotiating still on the table — including the share of the purse.“the longer it takes for us to come to an agreement, the longer it takes to negotiate with the mayweather team,” white said. “is conor mcgregor not a massive s






boxer says conor mcgregor bout will be a 'whitewash' in favor of floyd mayweathe


jack catterall, a super-lightweight boxer who practiced with floyd mayweather, says conor mcgregor stands no chance to win their mega-fight in august.        






mayweather refuses to take mcgregor's bait


at their first face-off tuesday, ufc champion conor mcgregor immediately played on his charismatic nature to taunt unbeaten floyd mayweather jr. with their aug. 26 boxing match looming.at staples center, mcgregor chatted up mayweather with a constant confident grin, and urged the unmoved mayweather to step forward. he didn't.mayweather knows mcgregor is a 7/1 underdog in nevada sports books, so he let mcgregor start the selling of a fight that could generate 4 million pay-per-view buys.






conor mcgregor, floyd mayweather jr. spar — but only verbally — in london


floyd mayweather jr. circled behind a highly aware conor mcgregor on friday as the fighters’ four-city international press tour closed in london.“i ain’t going to touch you,” mayweather comforted. “until aug. 26, [then] i’ll knock you … out.”“not with those brittle hands,” mcgregor answered.the expectation that mayweather and mcgregor would engage in some kind of physical confrontation to close the tour went unfulfilled, aside from mcgregor placing his right palm on mayweather’s shaved head and dismissing the boxing champion as a “peanut head.”overall, thanks to friday’s creativity, mcgregor won on the scorecard of one-liners during the tour that stretched from los angeles to toronto and brooklyn, n.y., before reaching england.mayweather, after an especially profane turn thursday in brookl






floyd mayweather & conor mcgregor exchange 'f-bombs' during la press conference


the fight many sports fans have been waiting for is quickly approaching. just one month before floyd mayweather and conor mcgregor are scheduled to face off in the ring, the two rivals took the stage during a press conference tuesday afternoon (july 12), for an epic stare down. but of course, in addition to a few dirty looks, the two also exchanged a number of f-bombs and trash talking.read: floyd mayweather, conor macgregor fight is officially happeningmcgregor stepped up to the podium first at the conference in los angeles, and came with a pretty strong message. “he is f***ed. no other way about it,” mcgregor ranted. “i’m going to knock him out inside four rounds. mark my words.” those were bold comments, considering mayweather has a career record of 49-0. but the irishman also managed t






floyd mayweather & conor mcgregor exchange 'f-bombs' during la press conference


the fight many sports fans have been waiting for is quickly approaching. just one month before floyd mayweather and conor mcgregor are scheduled to face off in the ring, the two rivals took the stage during a press conference tuesday afternoon (july 12), for an epic stare down. but of course, in addition to a few dirty looks, the two also exchanged a number of f-bombs and trash talking.read: floyd mayweather, conor macgregor fight is officially happeningmcgregor stepped up to the podium first at the conference in los angeles, and came with a pretty strong message. “he is f***ed. no other way about it,” mcgregor ranted. “i’m going to knock him out inside four rounds. mark my words.” those were bold comments, considering mayweather has a career record of 49-0. but the irishman also managed t






conor mcgregor resolves floyd mayweather bout with ufc – the denver post


las vegas — conor mcgregor has come to an agreement with ufc that has moved a proposed fight with floyd mayweather jr. closer to reality.ufc president dana white said he reached a deal with mcgregor, mma’s biggest star and lightweight champion, and will now start negotiations on a mega fight with the retired mayweather that could be one of the best selling fights in history.“i’m not saying the fight will happen, but i’ve got one side done. now it’s time to work on the other,” white said.mcgregor confirmed the contract for the boxing match in a statement to themaclife.com.“the first, and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on,” mcgregor said. “congratulations to all parties involved. we now await al haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming






conor mcgregor, floyd mayweather agree to fight this august in las vegas


it’s happening.ufc lightweight champion conor mcgregor and unbeaten boxer floyd mayweather have agreed to meet in the boxing ring.latest mma storiesmayweather and mcgregor will meet on aug. 26 at the t-mobile arena in las vegas. the fight will take place at 154 pounds and both fighters will wear 10-ounce gloves.it's official! @jamielynn @mayweatherpromotions @bigboymansion @girlcollection @themoneyteam @melissiarene @badmedina @moneyyaya @kingkoraun @zion_mayweather #tmt #tbe #mayweatherpromotionsa post shared by floyd mayweather (@floydmayweather) on jun 14, 2017 at 2:30pm pdtmayweather posted a video promoting the fight on his official instagram page.mcgregor tweeted, ‘the fight is on.’ along with photos of himself and mayweather’s father, part of an ongoing joke regarding mayweather’s a






manny pacquiao gives floyd mayweather the advantage in conor mcgregor fight


manny pacquiao, who lost a highly publicized bout against floyd mayweather, says that conor mcgregor isn't comfortable in pure boxing.        






floyd mayweather-conor mcgregor pay-per-view price set for august fight


watching floyd mayweather fight conor mcgregor on pay-per-view won't be cheap, costing $89.95 and an extra $10 for high definition.        






floyd mayweather-conor mcgregor should be fun up to opening bell


las vegas — the real fun will come before the fight, and what a spectacle it should be. put floyd mayweather jr. and conor mcgregor on a stage together to promote their fight and anything can happen.put them together in a ring, though, and it’s an absolute mismatch.that’s the first thing to consider when all the talk begins about what a devastating puncher mcgregor is. the first thing to think about when it’s suggested that mayweather may have lost some of his skills after two years of traveling the world in his private jet.if you thought you were snookered out of $100 when mayweather fought a snoozer against manny pacquiao, you might keep a firm hand on your wallet. the greatest defensive fighter of his time against a guy who has never thrown a punch in a pro boxing match?let the yawning






floyd mayweather-conor mcgregor negotiations have been "a nightmare"


while floyd mayweather and conor mcgregor were trading verbal barbs in 2016, dana white spent most of that year throwing cold water on the idea that the two superstars might actually get into the ring. the ufc president, whose company has mcgregor under contract, subsequently began negotiating with mayweather’s camp, but in comments tuesday, white indicated that the reason he kept saying the fight wouldn’t happen was because he knew how difficult it would be to agree on terms.“i knew this was going to be a nightmare to get done,” white told fs1’s colin cowherd, “if it can even be done.” he denied that an agreement on mayweather-mcgregor was “getting close.”“obviously, both guys want to fight each other, but you know, what’s the deal?” white said. “can the deal be done? that’s the question.






floyd mayweather to fight conor mcgregor in boxing match in august


conor mcgregor has previously tweeted this mocked-up picture of the two fightersboxing legend floyd mayweather will meet ufc champion conor mcgregor in a fight that has been described as a "farce" and a "circus" but could earn both men as much as $100m (£78.4m).american mayweather, 40, posted a video on twitter confirming the bout will take place in las vegas on 26 august, with the message: "it's official."he will go after floyd mayweather and he will try to knock him outconor mcgregor's promoter dana whiteirish ufc lightweight champion mcgregor, 28, said: "the fight is on."ufc president dana white told espn: "the impossible deal is now done."the fight - at light-middleweight - will be one of the richest in boxing history.mayweather, a former five-weight world champion and widely considere






floyd mayweather uses homophobic slur after accusing conor mcgregor of racism


conor mcgregor and floyd mayweather concluded their four-stop media tour in london on fridaywarning: some of the language in this story may cause offence.floyd mayweather directed a homophobic slur at conor mcgregor after accusing him of making racist comments during the media tour to promote their las vegas fight.former five-weight boxing world champion mayweather will face ufc lightweight title-holder mcgregor in 12 rounds under boxing rules in august."he called black people 'monkeys'," said the american, 40, during a news conference at wembley arena on friday.then, once the pair entered a boxing ring at the event for the official promotion, mayweather addressed mcgregor as: "you punk. you faggot. you ho."the two men have conducted a series of news conferences in recent days to promote t






50 cent responds to conor mcgregor's "bi**" diss


the press conferences for floyd mayweather and conor mcgregor have gone to new levels of awkward thanks to mcgregor’s cringeworthy comments. this time around during his press conference at brooklyn’s barclays theater on thursday (july 13), the irish mma fighter not only came for mayweather, but for 50 cent as well.august 26 2017






50 cent responds to conor mcgregor's "bi**h" diss


the press conferences for floyd mayweather and conor mcgregor have gone to new levels of awkward thanks to mcgregor’s cringeworthy comments. this time around during his press conference at brooklyn’s barclays theater on thursday (july 13), the irish mma fighter not only came for mayweather, but for 50 cent as well.august 26 2017






floyd mayweather to fight conor mcgregor in boxing match in august


conor mcgregor has previously tweeted this mocked-up picture of the two fightersformer boxing world champion floyd mayweather will fight ufc champion conor mcgregor in a light-middleweight boxing match in las vegas on 26 august.american mayweather, 40, posted a video on twitter confirming the fight details with the message: "it's official."he will go after floyd mayweather and he will try to knock him outconor mcgregor's promoter dana whiteirish ufc lightweight champion mcgregor, 28, said: "the fight is on."it is reported each fighter could earn as much as $100m (£78.4m) from the bout, which would be one of the richest in boxing history.mayweather, a former five-weight world champion and widely considered the best boxer of his generation, retired unbeaten in 2015 after 49 bouts.that follow






floyd mayweather to fight conor mcgregor in boxing match in august


conor mcgregor has previously tweeted this mocked-up picture of the two fightersformer boxing world champion floyd mayweather will fight ufc champion conor mcgregor in a light-middleweight boxing match in las vegas on 26 august.american mayweather, 40, posted a video on twitter confirming the fight details with the message: "it's official."he will go after floyd mayweather and he will try to knock him outconor mcgregor's promoter dana whiteirish ufc lightweight champion mcgregor, 28, said: "the fight is on."it is reported each fighter could earn as much as $100m (£78.4m) from the bout, which would be one of the richest in boxing history.mayweather, a former five-weight world champion and widely considered the best boxer of his generation, retired unbeaten in 2015 after 49 bouts.that follow






floyd mayweather to fight conor mcgregor in boxing match in august


conor mcgregor has previously tweeted this mocked-up picture of the two fightersformer boxing world champion floyd mayweather will fight ufc champion conor mcgregor in a light-middleweight boxing match in las vegas on 26 august.american mayweather, 40, posted a video on twitter confirming the fight details with the message: "it's official."he will go after floyd mayweather and he will try to knock him outconor mcgregor's promoter dana whiteirish ufc lightweight champion mcgregor, 28, said: "the fight is on."it is reported each fighter could earn as much as $100m (£78.4m) from the bout, which would be one of the richest in boxing history.mayweather, a former five-weight world champion and widely considered the best boxer of his generation, retired unbeaten in 2015 after 49 bouts.that follow






50 cent responds to conor mcgregor's "bi**h" diss


the press conferences for floyd mayweather and conor mcgregor have gone to new levels of awkward, thanks to mcgregor’s cringeworthy comments.this time around during his press conference held at brooklyn’s barclays theater on thursday (july 13), the irish mma fighter not only came for mayweather, but for 50 cent as well.august 26 2017






charlamagne tha god crowns conor mcgregor 'donkey of the day'


floyd mayweather and conor mcgregor will finally duke it out in the ring together for the world to finally decide which fighter is the better man with better hands. during the first of four press conferences held on tuesday (july 11), both contenders sized each other up and talked the most sh*t humanly possible. the irishmen made a comment to mayweather that made a few folks raise their eyebrow.“dance for me boy! dance for me!” mcgregor said.while some may have missed or dismissed the language mcgregor used, power 105.1 fm’s charlamagne tha god did not, which is why he gave the mixed-martial arts fighter the title of “donkey of the day.”read watch: charlamagne tha god, angela rye, kevin liles & more hit the culture creators red carpet“now there’s a lot of layers to this and i’m using this






sugar ray leonard discusses mayweather-mcgregor fight


boxing legend sugar ray leonard was spotted at lax by tmz’s cameras, where he was prompted about the highly-anticipated square up between boxer floyd mayweather and mma fighter conor mcgregor.read: floyd mayweather, conor macgregor fight is officially happeningleonard, who beat floyd mayweather sr. during a match in 1979, recently called the mayweather-mcgregor fight the most “mismatched” matchup in boxing history. because of the differences in the contenders fighting styles, the legendary athlete believes that the “dominant” boxer, mayweather, will end up taking the w.“[if mayweather loses], they say it’s gonna make a mockery out of [the sport], i don’t think so,” he discussed. “not one fight. but he’s gonna make a lot of money.”as for what advice he’s offering to the irishman before goin






hard to deny boxing-mma debate isn't at root of mayweather-mcgregor interest


the promoters of the floyd mayweather jr.-conor mcgregor can try their best to sell the uneven boxing match between a hall of fame-bound boxer and the inspired ufc champion on its entertainment value.but their mission to keep the outcome from becoming a source of future taunting from an opinionated combat sports public is a lost cause.while announcing the fight wednesday, showtime executive vice president stephen espinoza sought to downplay the fight’s primary selling point — boxing versus mixed martial arts.“this is not a referendum on the sport of boxing or the sport of mma,” espinoza said. “what this is is a competition between floyd and conor, and if conor is victorious, what that means is that conor beat floyd and we have a really interesting potential rematch down the line.“that’s al






ahok: indonesia's religious tolerance on trial? |


the governor of the indonesian capital, jakarta, basuki tjahaja purnama "ahok", is standing trial for blasphemy. ahok is the capital's first christian and ethnic chinese governor since the 1960s, and under indonesia's strict 1965 blasphemy law, could be punished with up to five years in prison.the court case against the governor was filed by several conservative islamic groups after a statement he made on his re-election paign trail went viral on youtube. ahok quoted the quranic verse al maidah 51 while introducing an economic programme in a village - his concern lay in his political opponents using this very verse to discourage people to accept his leadership as a non-muslim. the message was seen as ahok criticising the verse itself, as opposed to those who may misuse it to undermine his