"I got my eyes on one thing and that's Floyd Mayweather."
UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor is confident that he and Floyd Mayweather will be finalizing a deal to fight in the near future.
Over the weekend, McGregor held a Q&A session in England in front of roughly 5,000 (paying) onlookers in which he announced that his UFC career is currently on hold while he pursues a mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather.
Per Rolling Stone:
"Me and Floyd have got to get together and talk to figure it out, the same way him and Manny [Pacquiao] figured it out," McGregor said. "Once we come to a set number that I'm happy with and he's happy with, then we go to the customers, then we go to the promoters, the buyers, then we get it done. So that's next. I'll go to Vegas, we'll figure the situation out and we’ll come to a dotted line and then we're going. This is happening."
Mayweather has also said the he's willing to "give the fans what they want to see" although he didn't mention whether or not he'd be linking up with McGregor in Las Vegas to begin the process of setting up this much anticipated bout. He too believes the fight could happen, and he's already taken step to trademark "50-0."
Floyd Mayweather, who is 49-0, might indeed fight #50 against Conor McGregor. Mayweather has already applied for five trademarks to 50-0.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 29, 2017
"The fans want this fight. The fans have been asking for this fight," Mayweather said later Saturday. "It's all about entertainment. He's very entertaining. He's very outspoken like myself. So let's give the fans what they want to see."
"That fight is being more than explored. That fight has been in the works for a while now," McGregor said. "It's a fight the people want. It's the fight I want."
"The next time I fight, I will step through the ropes with ... gloves on," McGregor said
"I got my eyes on one thing and that's Floyd Mayweather," McGregor said.
"If [the] Manny [Pacquiao] and Floyd [fight] did half a billion, this is a billion dollar fight," McGregor explained. "People gotta pay for it."
While both fighters appear to be on board now more than ever, UFC President Dana White is still confident in saying this thing will never get done.
Speaking at UFC Fight Night in Denver on Saturday night, White proclaimed;
"Here's what I think ... the chances are about the same as me being the backup quarterback for Tom Brady on [Super Bowl] Sunday."
Check out some footage of both fighters discussing the potential fight below.