Big3 Basketball Agrees to Move Title Game from T-Mobile Arena for Mayweather-McGregor

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 11, 2017

A potential scheduling conflict that could have affected the venue for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor has been resolved.

The Big3 basketball league, which was originally scheduled to have its championship game at T-Mobile Arena on Aug. 26, has reached an agreement to move the game to the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

“We are grateful to MGM Resorts, Mayweather Promotions and UFC for presenting us with a generous offer that we could not refuse, ensuring that our fans will have the best experience possible at our Big3 Championship Finals at the MGM Grand Garden Arena,” Big3 officials said in a release. “We are happy we could work together to create an opportunity for our fans to experience both events, making August 26 the most exciting day in sports and entertainment Las Vegas has ever seen.”

The Big3 is a 3-on-3 professional basketball league that features former stars from the NBA and airs weekly on Fox Sports 1. Big3 is founded by Jeff Kwatinez and rapper Ice Cube. In a previous report, Ice Cube intimated that if all parties involved with Mayweather vs. McGregor “did what they were supposed to,” then the Big3 would move its game.

With that agreement reached, Mayweather and McGregor will be able to square off in their highly-anticipated boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on Aug. 26 as originally planned.

“We appreciate (Big3 co-founders) Ice Cube, Jeff Kwatinetz and the Big 3 for their willingness to work together on bringing the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight to T-Mobile Arena,” UFC President Dana White said. “We look forward to working together with them to ensure that the people in Las Vegas and those watching both events at home will experience a historic day in sports that they’ll never forget.”


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