Fighters on social media react to bombshell announcement of Mayweather vs. McGregorGet the Full StoryCheck out the fighter reactions to the boxing showdown between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. Conor McGregor has a way of manifesting dreams into reality.
The latest dream to come true for the ex-Irish plumbing apprentice is a mega-money boxing bout against none other than Floyd Mayweather Jr.
After months of negotiations, both men came to an agreement and the fight was officially announced on Wednesday.
This could be the biggest spectacle in combat sports history, and McGregor's fellow MMA fighters shared their excitement on social media.
This is Conor's biggest win to date. He turns dreams into reality unlike any #mma fighter before https: t.co TgATARqWeI Kenny Florian kennyflorian June 14, 2017
Best case scenario money wise for Money Mayweather is if McGregor Mayweather turns into a trilogy. Just sayin... pic.twitter.com 5CZiPOu55w Kenny Florian kennyflorian June 14, 2017
Boom! Excited for this! https: t.co iNjhIvqV33 Alistair Overeem Alistairovereem June 14, 2017
I think Connor takes it!!! #OnAmission4Gold KelvinGastelum June 14, 2017
Twelve rounds of defensive boxing with Connor throwing hard and missing a lot. The build up will be fun though! https: t.co UpXY55x3OH Dan Hardy danhardymma June 14, 2017
Imagine FloydMayweather vs TheNotoriousMMA #MayweatherMcGregor with criscyborg vs 1LadyCecilia on the #lasvegas event! MayweatherPromo https: t.co HLq18LYhDR #UFC214 #LetsGoChamp criscyborg June 14, 2017
Will Mayweather go 50-0 or will McGregor get his first win as a pro boxer? https: t.co pQC4fs9d56 #UFC214 #LetsGoChamp criscyborg June 15, 2017
I challenge Iron Mike Tyson to a boxing match on the Mayweather vs McGregor fight card. Don Frye DonFryeFighter June 12, 2017
Hey anthonyfjoshua let's have a proper tussle and still have time for tea and crumpets before the main event! #MayweatherMcGregor Stipe Miocic stipemiocicufc June 14, 2017
TheNotoriousMMA I used to have nothing but animosity towards you. Who I am now I understand myself and fighting so much more The Diamond DustinPoirier June 15, 2017
TheNotoriousMMA you manifested it all and executed. Congratulations on everything. The Diamond DustinPoirier June 15, 2017
Conor Floyd https: t.co A3Wp9iYHN5 Tyron T-Wood Woodley TWooodley June 14, 2017
Congrats FloydMayweather & TheNotoriousMMA On The Big Money Fight Time To Give Up My Belt #DefendOrVacate Let A Real Champ Defend It Tony Ferguson TonyFergusonXT June 15, 2017
Good for TheNotoriousMMA he has done the unthinkable in this sport. Sucks that we essentially already know the outcome of this fight https: t.co wA41Lvvnid Matt Brown IamTheImmortal June 15, 2017
IT'S HAPPENING! Big fight! Congrats thenotoriousmma thenotoriousmma #mcgregor #conormcgregor #paradigm # https: t.co hpW2rr3QIc pic.twitter.com ytAvKUVP2w Joanna Jedrzejczyk joannamma June 15, 2017
UFC fan favorite Nate Diaz also had his say on Instagram.
It's gonna be a good fight for that #2 spot. A post shared by natediaz209 natediaz209 on Jun 14, 2017 at 4:05pm PDT
"It's gonna be a good fight for that #2 spot."
McGregor, 28, is the current UFC lightweight champion and former UFC featherweight champion. Despite his boxing skills and killer left hand, 'The Notorious' has never laced up the gloves in the boxing ring. McGregor is the one of the fastest rising stars in the world and became the UFC's first ever simultaneous champ at UFC 205.
Mayweather, 40, is quite possibly the greatest defensive boxer of all time and is undefeated at 49-0. 'Money' will look to extend his career resume to a perfect 50-0 with a win over Dublin's local hero.
Mayweather vs. McGregor is set to take place on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.