Ex-UFC competitor Chael Sonnen has revealed what he calls, ‘insider information’ regarding a fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
Doubts still surround boxing legend Mayweather taking on the current UFC title holder in the second half of 2017, although Sonnen believes there’s no reason whatsoever for disbelief regarding the massive Pay-Per-View encounter.
Sonnen, 39, says he has witnessed proof Mayweather v McGregor has already been submitted for the production of tickets as ‘The People’s Champ’ confirmed the cross-codes bout with happen on his ‘You’re Welcome’ podcast.
“For some reason, both of these fighters have said they’re fighting, but no reporter has announced it,’ Sonnen pointed out.
“Now I have information from someone higher than that, which is a guy at a ticketing company where the ‘build’ was sent in.
“To tell you what that means, it’s called a ‘build’. In that industry, that’s when you submit to the ticketing company, what you want, what your card is, what your date is, essentially, your schematics, this is what the arena layout is going to look like. That’s called the build, that’s the first step to lining up your tickets.
“The build was submitted, and I got it right from the ticketing guy,” he revealed – before adding: “Whether that information is accurate or not, I believe it is. I believe it is enough that I reported it, I tweeted it.”
— Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) March 23, 2017
Mayweather has already rubberstamped the fight during his recent UK Tour, although McGregor has been considerably quiet since flying to Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day for a meeting with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
‘The Notorious’ is said to be in the final stages of receiving his license to box in the State but still has some ironing out to do with the UFC bosses before either camp can make the Mayweather event official.