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Mayweather vs McGregor fantasy ends, Conor McGregor set for UFC return

It's over. It is finally over.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Finally, it's over. Conor McGregor isn't going to be boxing Floyd Mayweather, and that's now official, and not just obvious. Tonight at UFC 199, it was announced that McGregor would return to the octagon at UFC 202 in August to rematch Nate Diaz:

The long awaited rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz is finally set after both sides agreed to the matchup at UFC 202 on August 20.

The fight was confirmed by UFC officials on Saturday night at UFC 199.

For a while now, we've been plagued by "reports" of Mayweather-McGregor, despite all logic to the contrary, despite the fact that it's a ridiculous idea. This will finally end this nonsense once and for all. So if you were holding out some weird hope that this was actually going to happen, it's over. For the rest of us, mercifully, it's over.

Mayweather has sort of telegraphed a return to boxing, though, and most still expect he's going to fight again at some point either late this year or in 2017, at least one more time, for what would be his 50th fight. But it's not going to be Conor McGregor. And it never was.

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