Smith also said that Mayweather reminded him that nothing is official until contracts are signed.
A source stated that the two "have both settled on their respective fees".
Mayweather told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith at Saturday's National Basketball Association game between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder that the two fighters are on the verge of an agreement. The Irish Sun is reporting that they are very close to signing a deal and they have come to terms on a multi-million dollar deal.
McGregor will soon fly to Las Vegas, Nevada as part of a settlement for an incident prior to UFC 202, and is expected to finalise the details there and then. That fact won't bother Conor McGregor, who has been in the gym working extensively on his boxing game this year in hopes of pulling off one of the biggest upsets in sports history.
"The fight could be announced within two weeks". Despite offering both fighters $25 mil each (which McGregor laughed at) she says the odds of the fight are the same as McGregor being "the backup quarterback for [Tom] Brady". Still though, it appears as though the two have come to an agreement, and it'll be a boxing match.
With McGregor unlikely to fight until May due to the birth of his partner's first child, the fight could happen at the end of the summer. While Mayweather and McGregor have infamously jabbed each other through social media and the press over the past few months, the most recent comments by Mayweather leave serious reason to believe that the megafight may actually wind up happening. Each of his last seven fights went the full 12 rounds.
"That's the only fight that will get me back in the ring", Mayweather told reporters.
Last week Dana White, president of the UFC which holds Conor's contract, said a Mayweather fight wasn't possible and said it would never happen. The larger-than-life McGregor started his career in combat sports as an amateur boxer. The study also found that UFC 205 supported 300 jobs in the NY metro area and generated $1.6 million in taxes for the state.