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Details Revealed About The McGregor v. Mayweather Superfight

Yes, it's true. The fight that everyone's been talking about is actually going to happen. There was a time when the thought of MMA superstar Conor McGregor fighting undefeated (and retired) boxing champ Floyd Mayweather seemed like a fantasy that was fun to talk about but would never actually happen. And yet, here we are - the deals have been signed and the fight is on. Here is what we know about it at this point:

The fight will take place on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will air on Showtime PPV. It will be a pure boxing match; no MMA stuff here. In fact, in the contract for the fight it states that the match will be a boxing match with boxing rules under the Nevada State Athletic Commission and that if McGregor were to throw any elbows or kicks, it would cost him cold hard cash!

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As Dana White said, about McGregor kicking and elbowing, during a conference call announcing the fight:

"There is no way that will happen. That is absolutely in the contract, number one."

"Number two, this is a boxing match under the rules of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. When you talk about a guy like Floyd Mayweather, the lawsuit if that ever happened..."

"You all know how much Conor likes money. Conor would depart with a whole lot of money if that ever happened."

The fight will be a 12-round fight, the fighters will be wearing 10oz gloves, and both Mayweather and McGregor will undergo USADA testing. There will also be a boxing match as the undercard and - of course - Mayweather promotions will be the matchmakers for that fight.

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As for the money: Dana White didn't get into specifics but he does expect McGregor to make around $100 million!!

And while most people don't give McGregor much of a chance in a pure boxing match against Mayweather, Connor - according to White - "believes with all his heart he will knock Mayweather out." Which shouldn't surprise anyone given the constant confidence that oozes from McGregor at all times.

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