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What McGregor and Mayweather in a ring could look like...

Report claims Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will fight in September

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It's been a fair few weeks now since speculation first started that Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor were lining up a deal to create the biggest fight of the 21st Century. 

The hype surrounding the fight has been absolutely unreal, with people talking about the fight every single day since it was first revealed that discussions were underway.

Now there has been yet another turn in the tale, with one sports presenter claiming that he has been told the fight will not only be going ahead but that it also has a date pencilled in - September of this year.

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Speaking on his show earlier today, Fox Sports personality Colin Cowherd made a claim that he has been told the fight has a slated date already lined up.

"My intel is, Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather is going to happen. It changed late last week."

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"Got a call, then somebody else sent me something yesterday and Saturday," he went on to add. "We book rooms in Vegas. (This happens) in September."

According to Cowherd, there is one reason why the fight is going ahead. That reason? All the sweet, sweet money it is going to make every single person and company involved.

"I watched Evel Knievel as a kid. I watched Wide World of Sports. I watched presidential debates. Why do you have those debates? You have those debates not really to solve anything. It’s because CNN and FOX News, they can get big ratings and sell it to advertisers, and it’s commerce."

"This is gonna be commerce," Cowherd continued. "That’s what it’s gonna be."

Cowherd argued that given the possible involvement of television giants such as CBS for Mayweather and FOX Sports for the UFC, everyone involved is bound to earn a huge payday.

"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."

There is no doubt that the fight between McGregor and Mayweather will make money. People would be paying thousands for tickets to actually watch it live in Las Vegas, while it would surprise no one if pay-per-view buys broke every box office record in existence.

And if this report about a date being set is true, then September just became the biggest month on everyone's calendar.

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