Slowly but surely, it seems like a fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is sliding out of “complete fantasy” territory and into “this thing could actually happen” territory.
The most recent clue is that the the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, a 20,000 venue that has already hosted a handful of huge UFC events and will be the new home of the NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights expansion team, has been reportedly reserved for Saturday, June 10, in the event that the details between the two sides (plus whatever the UFC has to say about it) can be sorted out.
Originally reported by FloCombat, the potential date of June 10 is awfully close for a fight of this magnitude. It doesn’t even seem like enough time to get the contracts in place, or for either fighter to get in a full training camp. Arenas will often hold dates on a temporary basis for big events in case they happen, so this entire piece of evidence could end up being nothing.
However, the timing does line up. Mayweather has previously stated that he was “officially out of retirement for Conor McGregor.”
“We don’t need to waste no time,” Mayweather added. “We need to make this shit happen quickly. Let’s get it on in June.”
McGregor told the UFC he wouldn’t be fighting until after his first child was born — his pregnant girlfriend is due sometime in May. He expects to return to action — either against Mayweather or to defend the UFC lightweight title — sometime after that. Like say, for example, in June. Like maybe June 10….