McGregor cancels public appearance, heads to Las Vegas amidst Mayweather deal rumors

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Conor McGregor has agreed a deal to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. with an announcement possible this month, according to reports in Ireland.

The UFC two-weight champion was forced to cancel an appearance at The Red Cow Moran Hotel in Dublin on February 17 as McGregor reportedly had to fly to Las Vegas to tie up loose ends on the deal.

A statement from The Red Cow Moran Hotel read: An evening at the Red Cow Moran Hotel with special guest Conor McGregor has been cancelled until further notice.

The Red Cow Moran Hotel in association with Industry Entertainment regret to announce that the evening event with Conor McGregor scheduled for Friday 17th February has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond their control. An unavoidable schedule change will see Conor McGregor in Las Vegas at the time of the event.

All ticket holders who purchased tickets via will be automatically refunded, if you purchased a ticket or booked a table for the event through the Red Cow Moran Hotel please contact the team on 01 4593650 or via email who will manage your refund directly.

The Red Cow Moran Hotel in association with Industry Entertainment would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused and hope that a new date for this special evening will be set in the not too distant future.

Mayweather v McGregor has been the most talked about fight of the last few months since the pair decided to stoke the fires of interest in 2016, with a date in 2017 now looking likely.

Holding up the finalization is a ‘third party’ – believed to be UFC boss Dana White – who has stated on many occasions Mayweather v McGregor was ‘impossible to make’.

The cross-codes clash will see McGregor switch from UFC to Queensberry Rules in a bid to become the first man in 50 bouts to defeat the elusive ex-pound for pound king.

Odds are against McGregor doing so though as ‘The Notorious’ prepares to land a career-best paycheck that could amount to nine-figures once Pay-Per-View revenue is totalled.