Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are going to Fight, whether the world wants them to or not. A date for the brawl was finalized on Wednesday afternoon, as well as an unsurprising location. The boxing match has been the source of both anticipation and ridicule for months now. With a date finally set, the countdown can begin for an event that could revitalize the fight scene but is more likely to do it irreparable damage.

Fight date goes live

The two will square off on August 26, according to Yahoo Sports. The fight will be contested in Las Vegas, specifically at the T-Mobile Arena. The Nevada Athletic Commission approved the fight for a different arena, but the move was made to put it at T-Mobile Arena instead. The fight will be broadcast on Showtime pay-per-view, which Mayweather has a contract with. Beyond that, not much is known about the fight with McGregor.

Nobody knows the terms of the contract yet. The weight the fight would be contested at was originally unknown, though UFC president Dana White said it would take place at 154 pounds during an appearance on SportsCenter. The length of the fight was also unknown initially, though it has since come out that it would be a full, 12-round boxing match. The biggest question left to answer: will people actually tune in to watch McGregor and Mayweather go at it?

Mayweather and McGregor: One big spectacle

The fight will probably break every PPV record in existence. People will be willing to pay to watch two of the biggest stars in their respective combat sports face off against one another. Mayweather has never lost a boxing match in his entire career, going 49-0 before retiring from every fight except this one. Meanwhile, McGregor is one of MMA's biggest stars, fresh off a hiatus as he became a father for the first time.

This is the type of fight that people make up when discussing cross-sport dream duels.

But in all reality, this fight should not be contested - it simply won't be fair. Love him or hate him - and most people would pick the latter option - Mayweather's boxing record speaks for itself. Meanwhile, McGregor isn't even undefeated in the UFC, not to mention a discipline that he has never conducted a professional fight in.

There's a good chance that this won't end up being much of a fight; Mayweather will collect his insane payday and then knock out McGregor within the first three rounds of what turns out to be an anticlimactic bout.

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