UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor says he has agreed to a "record-breaking deal" to fight Floyd Mayweather.
"The Notorious" took to social media on Thursday with a photo of his newborn baby along with the mixed martial arts championship belts that he has won throughout his career.
The contest would be a regular boxing match.
"One of the critical things you have to take into account; Conor's a phenomenal athlete".
Last March, Mayweather called on McGregor to sign a contract "if he really wants to fight". He has no scheduled UFC fights ahead.
With the fine other conditions now put to rest, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has told Balls.ie that McGregor has applied for a licence which would allow him to fight Floyd Mayweather in the world's fight capital.
Floyd Mayweather Jr didn't feel much like talking about his own pending fight with Conor McGregor while in London to support his protege Gervonta Davis, who will fight Liam Walsh this weekend.
McGregor (21-3) was ineligible to receive a boxing license in Nevada as recently as March, due to an outstanding fine for his involvement in a UFC media conference a year ago.
UFC President Dana White broke the news during a television interview for TNT following the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals matchup.
"Congratulations to all parties involved".
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Conor McGregor stands on a scale during the weigh-in event for his fight against Eddie Alvarez in UFC 205 mixed martial arts at Madison Square Garden in NY.
"I'm not saying the fight will happen, but I've got one side done", White said.
This is just the latest chapter in the never-ending saga that is Mayweather vs. McGregor. "We now await Al Haymon and his boxer's signature in the coming days", the statement read.
McGregor, 28, hasn't fought since he defeated Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016.