While conflicting reports have continued to emerge regarding a potential Conor McGregorvs. Floyd Mayweather scrap, one many has reportedly confirmed that a fight is indeed official.
Chael Sonnen recently took to social media to announce that a fight between McGregor and Mayweather was indeed “on” leaving fight fans confused and skeptical as to where the info came from. While Bob Arum recently revealed that the UFC is the biggest obstacle in securing a deal for the fight, Sonnen has now revealed his source for the report that McGregor vs. Mayweather is official.
He spoke on his You’re Welcome podcast:
“FOR SOME REASON, BOTH OF THESE FIGHTERS HAVE SAID THEY’RE FIGHTING, BUT NO REPORTER HAS ANNOUNCED IT. NOW I HAVE INFORMATION FROM SOMEONE HIGHER THAN THAT, WHICH IS A GUY AT A TICKETING COMPANY WHERE THE ‘BUILD’ WAS SENT IN,”
“TO TELL YOU WHAT THAT MEANS, IT’S CALLED A ‘BUILD’. IN THAT INDUSTRY, THAT’S WHEN YOU SUBMIT TO THE TICKETING COMPANY, WHAT YOU WANT, WHAT YOUR CARD IS, WHAT YOUR DATE IS — ESSENTIALLY, YOUR SCHEMATICS, THIS IS WHAT THE ARENA LAYOUT IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE. THAT’S CALLED THE BUILD, THAT’S THE FIRST STEP TO LINING UP YOUR TICKETS,” HE SAID. “THE BUILD WAS SUBMITTED, AND I GOT IT RIGHT FROM THE TICKETING GUY.
“WHETHER THAT INFORMATION IS ACCURATE OR NOT, I BELIEVE IT IS. I BELIEVE IT IS ENOUGH THAT I REPORTED IT, I TWEETED IT. I WILL TELL YOU AGAIN, I DON’T KNOW HOW TO USE ANY CLEARER LANGUAGE, CONOR AND FLOYD ARE GOING TO FIGHT.”
If Sonnen’s info proves to be correct, and a ‘build’ has been submitted for the potential scrap, expect news to break sooner rather than later.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/24/2017.