THIS fight is now a reality, after UFC star Conor McGregor teased us a few times about a possible bout with Floyd Mayweather Jnr. Just when we were dismissing the idea, McGregor applied for and was granted a California boxing licence. Then UFC President Dana White offered $25 million to each fellow (plus a cut of the pay-per-view profits), an offer at which Mayweather sneered. Manny Pacquiao piped in and said he’d be willing to fight McGregor, but the Irishman has remained focused on Mayweather. “It’s a fight the people want,” McGregor said most recently. “It’s the fight I want.”
It was just about enough to keep our imaginations tweaked.