Well, what was once considered a laughable joke that could have two of the fight worlds biggest stars coming together in a boxing match is apparently true. It appears September 17th in Las Vegas will be the date for this MMA vs Boxing fight that will have Floyd Mayweather as a ridiculous favorite.
This fight will receive an insane amount of PPV buys, and will make both sides filthy rich at the conclusion of it. With the back and forth speculation of whether this is still all one giant prank is out there, Colin Cowherd (who is no stranger to the UFC world) stated on his podcast today:
“News I believe is gonna break here in about 2 weeks…I have already booked two rooms, September 17th and 18th in Las Vegas. My intel is Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is going to happen. It changed late last week. I got a call then somebody else sent me something [Sunday] and Saturday. We’ve booked rooms in Vegas. [It’s happening] this September.”
“Mayweather did have a very bad last pay per view gate – 550,000 people, he tries to get 2 to 3 million. So I think this is the most profitable fight for CBS and Mayweather. CBS has been working with Mayweather for years. That’s why his fights are on Showtime, because CBS owns Showtime.
“So Les Moonves [President and CEO of CBS] and the CBS peeps have decided, ‘let’s talk to the Fox – UFC peeps’ and you’ve got Fox and CBS, you’ve got UFC, you’ve got boxing, you’ve got Floyd, you’ve got Conor. It’s gonna make a lot of money for people.”
If true, book your rooms fight fans! What do you think of the latest news surrounding this fight?