Another source speculated Mayweather Promotions could be holding the MGM Grand for another boxing event for one of its other fighters.
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have allegedly signed a contract for the much-anticipated boxing match, according to reporter Joe Biggs, whose business partner is David Niño Rodriguez, a former heavyweight that is close with the Mayweather camp. The sheer novelty of the proposed bout - with a UFC champion who's never trained strictly as a boxer going up against an undefeated legend of the ring - could push the prize money into absurd territory, with MMA President Dana White speculating that Mayweather could get at least $100 million from the fight and McGregor $75 million.
McGregor, who last fought for the UFC in November before taking a six-month break for the birth of his first child, recently applied for a boxing license in Nevada, though his application has not yet been completed.
Man, much respect to Floyd Senior still getting a few rounds in at the gym.
The boxing champion and UFC standout could meet August 26 in Las Vegas, according to a ESPN report on Monday. Once terms with Mayweather and Showtime are set, fight promoters will bring the fight date proposal to Nevada regulators.
The fight is expected to be a pay-for-view blockbuster. The news comes after rumors began to swirl Monday when a Mayweather Promotions boxing hold was found on the NSAC's website for August 26 at the MGM Grand, a sister property of T-Mobile Arena that is owned by MGM Resorts International.
Either that, or Mayweather just wants to keep people guessing until he finally does put fans and media out of their misery and admit the McGregor fight will take place at the end of this summer. Considering Mayweather's long standing grudge with De La Hoya, that might even be the reason why he's pushing for a date ahead of that fight on September 16.