Sports Report: Mayweather retracts Aug. 26 date request for McGregor bout

22:14  13 june  2017
22:14  13 june  2017 Source:   theScore

White refutes report he's out of Mayweather-McGregor negotiations

  White refutes report he's out of Mayweather-McGregor negotiations Don't remove Dana White from the Mayweather-McGregor equation just yet. The UFC president is denying a report from the Los Angeles Times that stated he is no longer involved in negotiations for a boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. "Let me tell you what, when the LA Times - we live in a world right now where you can't believe anything that you read," White told TMZ Sports. "WhoThe UFC president is denying a report from the Los Angeles Times that stated he is no longer involved in negotiations for a boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.

26 date request prior to a commission meeting. ESPN.com's Dan Rafael reported late Monday night the plan for Mayweather Promotions was to request Aug . 26 to promote "an unspecified boxing event," which according to a source was the Mayweather - McGregor fight.

Report : Floyd Mayweather -Conor McGregor fight could happen in August. 26 MGM request . However, he reports the fight is still likely to happen, and still could happen on Aug .

The latest Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor rumor was barely out of the box before it was brushed aside.

On Monday, it was reported that Mayweather Promotions had reserved an Aug. 26 date at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the prospective crossover bout, but that request has already been verbally retracted according to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times, citing Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett.

  Report: Mayweather retracts Aug. 26 date request for McGregor bout © Jim Young / REUTERS

The request was to be discussed at an NSAC meeting Wednesday and Bennett clarified that the date is not necessarily off the table.

While both fighters appear to be amicable to the boxing match, which is expected to be one of the most lucrative sporting events in history, there are several parties factoring into the negotiations, including McGregor's associates in the UFC and WME-IMG, Mayweather's management, and Mayweather's partners at Showtime Sports.

Bennett is optimistic that a deal will be negotiated at some point, even if the exact date is still in question.

"Is anything done? No," Bennett said, according to Pugmire. "Do I believe the fight will probably come to fruition? Yes."

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Manager: McGregor free to negotiate apparel deal for Mayweather bout .
Conor McGregor may not be clad in Reebok trunks when he makes his first walk to the boxing ring. In a Monday appearance on "The MMA Hour," his manager, Audie Attar, revealed that several of the UFC lightweight champion's sponsorship deals have lapsed - Reebok included - making him free to hammer out a new apparel deal for his August blockbuster opposite Floyd Mayweather."There’s a lot of open categories that we’ve been negotiating with brands, including Reebok," Attar said, according to MMA Fighting's Marc Raimondi. "We’ll see how that all plays out.

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