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Conor McGregor says he’s signed contract, ball in Mayweather’s court

Conor McGregor says he’s in. Will the deal get done?

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

UFC superstar Conor McGregor says that he’s signed his side of the deal to face Floyd Mayweather in a much-discussed boxing match sometime this year.

McGregor’s statement:

“It is an honour to sign this record breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management,” McGregor said.

“The first, and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on. Congratulations to all parties involved. We now await Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming days.”

UFC’s Dana White appeared on TNT during the NBA playoffs and said that their side is done, too:

"The McGregor side is done. I'm starting to work on the Mayweather side now. I'm not saying the fight will happen, but I've got one side done, now it's time to work on the other. If we can come to a deal with Haymon and Mayweather, the fight's gonna happen."

So the ball is in Mayweather’s court. Will the boxer sign to face the MMA star? We’ll see. There’s a lot of money in play here, and most of us figure it’d be an easy night for Floyd, so it seems like almost a no-brainer for him if the deal is right.

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