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"Just sign the paper and let's make it happen”

Floyd Mayweather has sent a message to Conor McGregor.
Floyd Mayweather has sent a message to Conor McGregor. Jae C. Hong

FLOYD Mayweather is ready to make his fight against Conor McGregor official once he can get the UFC champion to sign on the dotted line.

While engaged in a media tour around Europe, Mayweather addressed the proposed super fight with McGregor and wasted no time taking a jab at him.

"The Conor McGregor fight, I don't know if it's going to happen," Mayweather told ESPN in the UK.

"If it do, it do, if it don't, it don't. They ask me about this fight always. They're always asking me about the fight.

"If Conor McGregor really wants the fight to happen, stop blowing smoke up everyone's ass. Sign the paper. Sign the paper. You said you're a boss. Just sign the paper and let's make it happen."

Mayweather makes it sound like it's just a matter of McGregor signing a contract to make the fight official, but it clearly goes much deeper than that.

The issues to make the fight a reality also involve the agreed upon wages for both Mayweather and McGregor, including guaranteed purses as well as a split of pay-per-view profits from the bout, which is expected to rake in some of the gaudiest numbers in the history of combat sports.

There's also the hurdle of the UFC signing off on McGregor taking a fight with Mayweather considering he's under exclusive contract with them.

UFC president Dana White has stated that he's willing to make the fight happen, but obviously, the promotion would have to be involved, which would undoubtedly also earn them a chunk of the pay-per-view prize.

Still, Mayweather sounds ready to make the fight with McGregor official - at least based on the terms of the deal he's offered at this point in the negotiations.

Topics:  boxing conor mcgregor floyd mayweather ufc

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