In recent weeks the rumors of a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing match have been running rampant. The talk surround the hypothetical match-up has been covered by every sports media outlet. As time has gone on the facts surrounding the would be bout suggest it isn’t a realistic option and the talk is purely kept up by the two fighters for promotional purposes. But every time the story seems to be losing steam, a new angle from the media breathes life back into it. Well here we go again.
UFC President Dana White, and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, then met with McGregor for dinner, and while the topic of discussion wasn’t revealed, the meeting reportedly went well. Now, Colin Cowherd is reporting that the boxing match will go down in September. He spoke on his podcast:
“News I believe is gonna break here in about 2 weeks…I have already booked two rooms, September 17th and 18th in Las Vegas. My intel is Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is going to happen. It changed late last week. I got a call then somebody else sent me something [Sunday] and Saturday. We’ve booked rooms in Vegas. [It’s happening] this September.”
“Mayweather did have a very bad last pay per view gate – 550,000 people, he tries to get 2 to 3 million. So I think this is the most profitable fight for CBS and Mayweather. CBS has been working with Mayweather for years. That’s why his fights are on Showtime, because CBS owns Showtime.
“So Les Moonves [President and CEO of CBS] and the CBS peeps have decided, ‘let’s talk to the Fox – UFC peeps’ and you’ve got Fox and CBS, you’ve got UFC, you’ve got boxing, you’ve got Floyd, you’ve got Conor. It’s gonna make a lot of money for people.”
It is important to mention that September 17th is a Saturday, which would make sense in terms of which day the bout would go down.