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The emotional turmoil that Conor McGregor puts fight fans through should start being covered by all health insurances. First he was off UFC 200 and retired. Then he wasn’t retired. Then he was going back on UFC 200. Then he was fighting retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. Then he wasn’t. And now he is. Like REALLY.

FOX Reporter Colin Cowherd announced on his iHeart radio podcast that the once fictitious bout will now take place in Las Vegas this September:

“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.”

Last week the media tried to drain any form of information—smiles and walking styles included—from a dinner meeting between McGregor, UFC President Dana White and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta. While no fight announcement came following it, all parties seemed in good spirits leaving the restaurant. A few days later the UFC execs went to Stockton, the home of Nate Diaz, the last and only to derail McGregor’s hype train inside the UFC octagon. And well, they didn’t have as much luck. According to White the meeting with Diaz did not go well.

If this was the making of UFC 202, the rumored card to host the rematch between Diaz and McGregor, this does not look very promising. But if these were meetings regarding a fight between McGregor and Mayweather, leaving Diaz on the wait list, it looks pretty promising.

While there is no location or date set for UFC 202, the fate of both of these events are up in the air. If the UFC makes their announcement for 202 and does not include the ‘Notorious’ McGregor, it’s more likely the Mayweather bout is realistic. With 202 more than likely happening Labor Day weekend, the timeline would not match up to participate in both cards with the 17th being only a few weeks following.

Cowherd continued saying, “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 people.” CBS owns Showtime, the host for Mayweather’s fights for many years.

When the fight rumors first emerged, White was set that there was no chance this would go through, as McGregor is still under contract with the UFC. As hype and talks began to build, that turned to an invitation for Mayweather to contact White and discuss the fights future. Cause as we’ve learned when money talks, the UFC listens.

Will Mayweather come out of retirement and make his 50th bout one for the record books?

For those like Colin Cowherd who want to research available hotel rooms in Las Vegas, Hipmunk is the best source for all data pertaining to hotels in the Sin City.  The travel site also has information on flights to Vegas if you’re really looking to prepare.

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Kristine is a Managing Editor for as well as UFC/MMA Lead Writer. She also hosts a column known as Fighting Words.
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