Many outlets will drum up these McGregor vs Mayweather rumors but the final say doesn’t come down to the UFC, CBS, Mayweather Promotions or Showtime; the final decision will be the Nevada Athletic Commission’s and it’ll be hard to convince them to sanction such a bizarre fight.
Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole spoke with NAC executive director Bob Bennett about sanctioning the McGregor-Mayweather fight and he didn’t seem very sure of the match up.
“The best I can tell you is that our No. 1 priority is the safety of the fighters,” Bennett said. “Whenever a matchmaker submits a bout to me, I look to see if it is approvable. There are a litany of databases I’ll look at, as well as YouTube, to evaluate how the people involved fight. There is a process I go through and if a fight is approvable, I’ll give it the green light.
“But if there are red flags or concerns I see, I will say no.”
In the end Bennett holds the fight in the palm of his hand and unless they are willing to take this fight to Dallas, Texas sanctioned Kimbo Slice vs Dada 5000, then it’ll be a battle to get this pushed through by September.