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Conor McGregor starts own promotional company to pave way for Mayweather fight

McGregor may be attempting to circumvent the UFC from his negotiations with Floyd Mayweather.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

MMA superstar Conor McGregor has just formed his own promotional company in an effort to keep most of the money in his pockets should he successfully negotiate a fight with Floyd Mayweather.

McGregor believes this move could allow him to make the fight happen without the stamp of approval from UFC president Dana White, but admits it’s easier if all were involved.

“With the Ali Act I believe we could put it together without the UFC,” said McGregor.

“I believe I can make this fight without the UFC, but I think it’s smoother if we’re all involved. Everyone’s got to know their place. There’s Mayweather promotions, there’s the UFC and now there’s the newly-formed McGregor Promotions!”

Floyd Mayweather has openly said that a fight against Conor McGregor is his only focus, and why wouldn’t it be considering it’ll probably be the easiest money he’s ever earned in a prize fight.

Meanwhile, McGregor goes on to reason that if the UFC allows some of their fighters to participate in jiu-jitsu tournaments than he should certainly be able to box, while also adding:

“...Right now, there’s something humongous that needs to be done and it doesn’t really involve [UFC], even though they think it does. We’re getting there. It’s closing on it. This is the first billion-dollar fight!”

There’s been a lot of talk about how much of a money-maker this fight could potentially be, and I know circus acts can sell, but I personally haven’t heard anyone clamoring for this fight to happen in person or otherwise. So who are all these people demanding Mayweather-McGregor? Perhaps I need to immerse myself more into the MMA community.

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