Creamfields to Show McGregor vs. Mayweather Fight

The long-awaited boxing match is going down in August. Graphic illustration by Michael Meredith. /CBS SPORTS

White added: "I don't think it damages the brand or Conor McGregor at all, I think it actually elevates him".

However, that means McGregor vs. Mayweather would need to take in nearly double the $600 million the American's fight with Manny Pacquiao made - dubbed "the richest night in sports history".

Las Vegas' Mayweather, who'll end almost a two-year layoff to box McGregor, is about a 9-1 favorite now that their 12-round, 154-pound boxing match has officially been announced.

It remains a huge question mark how McGregor, a trained mixed fighter, would fair in a boxing match, but it's clear that he's pursued ths fight for a while.

No conformation has been provided at this time from Mayweather Promotions, UFC, Showtime or the fighters. McGregor, is 27 and a southpaw.

FOX Sports UFC analyst Rashad Evans: "I think this fight is fantastic". And I loved the way McGregor persuaded Mayweather for this to happen.

Mayweather is widely regarded as one of the best defensive fighters ever, and prides himself on his ability to evade punishment with his skillful movement about the ring while making adjustments against opponents on the fly. McGregor has proven the power of his infamous left hand with 18 of his 21 career wins resulting from a knock-out.

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Lightweight champion Conor McGregor is clearly the biggest star in the UFC.

But, those who appear to be more educated on professional fighting seem to agree that McGregor is going to get his ass kicked.

Both men had previously said they wanted $100m (£78m) each for the fight and negotiations have gone back and forth for about a year.

FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates during his welterweight title fight against Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.

"And this isn't one of those things where we put together some type of insane fight for no reason".

Like Ellerbe, we'll all have to wait to see if this fight is going to be as exciting as its buildup, but one thing is certain: whatever takes place inside the ring will be historic. White wasn't too happy about that earlier, and some are even wondering if the August date was meant to take the wind out of Oscar's own massive boxing bout in September featuring Canelo vs. Golovkin.

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