Ball is On Floyd MayWeather's Court: Conor McGregor Confirms Deal With Dana White for Boxing Fight

By Joe Bacaron, Posted: 05/18/17 03:33AM EDT

Conor McGregor, days after welcoming her first baby, confirmed that he agreed to a term with Dana White for the boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. Now, it's all up to the undefeated boxer to "unretire" and propose a lucrative offer.

"It is an honour to sign this record breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management," McGregor said in a statement sent to The Mac Life. "The first, and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on."

McGregor said that it's now up to Al Haymon, the adviser to Mayweather, to convince "Pretty Boy" into signing the contract and making the fight happen. There have been a lot of back-and-forth between the UFC lightweight champ and the retired boxer over the past months, but in recent weeks, both camps have been quite silent.

In March this year, Mayweather officially announced that he's coming out of retirement just to fight McGregor. He also proposed that the fight would be scheduled in June, although that's highly unlikely considering the short layoff. "For Conor McGregor, I'm coming out of retirement, just to fight Conor McGregor," Mayweather said. "I don't want to hear no more excuses about the money, about the UFC. Sign the paper with the UFC so you can fight me in June."

Meanwhile, White said said the UFC has always made it known that it's fully supporting the boxing match between McGregor and Mayweather. With the deal in place, the UFC's side is done and the ball is now in the boxer's court.

The UFC exec also revealed that he already began talks with Mayweather's camp to make the fight happen. White also clarified that boxing rules will apply so that means McGregor needs to apply a boxing license and pass doping tests before getting the go signal to step into the ring.

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