Mayweather-McGregor Makes Deal With Ice Cube’s BIG3 League To Move Their Championship Game
Last month, when the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight was made official, the location of the bout was set for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26th.
T-Mobile Arena was already booked on that same day for the championship game of the new BIG3 league that launched a few weeks ago. Rapper and actor Ice Cube, who is one of the founders of the BIG3 league, said he’d be willing to surrender the date for Mayweather vs. McGregor—for the right price, of course.
On Tuesday, the venue officially switched from hosting the BIG3 Championship game to the Mayweather-McGregor fight on that night.
“We are grateful to MGM Resorts, Mayweather Promotions and UFC for presenting us with a generous offer that we could not refuse, ensuring that our fans will have the best experience possible at our Big3 Championship Finals at the MGM Grand Garden Arena,” says BIG3 co-founders Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz.
Dana White also issued a statement saying he appreciates the BIG3 for “their willingness to work together on bringing the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight to T-Mobile Arena.”
The BIG 3 Final will now take place at the MGM Grand Garden earlier that day. It will also air live on FOX.