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.
Mayweather vs. McGregor will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 26. "Shut up. Step up and fight like Conor McGregor fights".
The biggest question now is will McGregor be able to touch Mayweather in the upcoming boxing match.
McGregor, the UFC's reigning lightweight champion and former featherweight champion, is known as much for his bravado as for his explosive knockout power inside an MMA octagon.
McGregor, 28, will be entering unknown territory as he has not stepped into a boxing ring since he was a teenager.
Reports suggest that Mayweather could pocket around $100 million and McGregor, $75 million, irrespective of the outcome of the showdown. "When you talk about a guy like Floyd Mayweather, the lawsuit if that ever happened..." Las Vegas oddsmakers list Mayweather a -1200 favorite and McGregor a +700 underdog.
According to UFC President Dana White, the answer is - so far, and for now - yes.
It won't be cheap for viewers however: when Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao in the "Fight of the Century" UK viewers had to pay £19.95 (€24.95 in Ireland) to watch. But this time around, it looks like the public is finally getting a fight that has been talked about for some time now, at what appears to be the flawless time. "The Notorious" one has been captivating UFC fans ever since he made his UFC debut, finishing Marcus Brimage in the first round back in 2013. "This is the best MMA fighter going against the best boxer in a boxing match, so people are looking at that issue as something that was heightened". McGregor is 27 years old and a southpaw. "When you go out and you put everything on line - I've said this about Floyd Mayweather for years: He loves money, loves money, but that record is actually, I think, more important to him than money".