Now, just days after a date of August 26 was penciled in for the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has added fuel to the fire. The commission confirmed they’ve approved the date for Mayweather Promotions.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was the first to relay the news earlier today, noting confirmation from chairman Anthony Marnell.
BREAKING: Nevada commission has approved Mayweather Promotions request to promote boxing event on Aug. 26, per chairman Anthony Marnell.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) June 14, 2017
Of course, there are no details as to exactly who will be on the August 26 card. The event also involves Showtime. No mention of the UFC or McGregor was made. Mayweather Promotions has put on a number of shows, and recently closed a deal with two-time British Olympian Savannah Marshall.
However, given a recent tweet from McGregor that some big news was coming, most are speculating that the date could be linked to the anticipated fight between the two.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 11, 2017