The Ultimate Fighting Championship is looking get a piece of the promotional aspect of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor.
The Las Vegas-based promotion has applied with the Nevada Athletic Commission to co-promote the boxing match between Mayweather and McGregor, according to the NAC’s upcoming agenda. The commission will vote on the matter during its Aug. 16 meeting.
According to a report from MMAFighting.com, the UFC would not need a separate license to promote boxing in Nevada but it would have to become a co-promoter in order to pay McGregor, its reigning lightweight champion, for the fight.
Initially, Mayweather Promotions was listed as the sole promoter for the boxing superfight. However, TGB Promotions, which promotes Premier Boxing Champions cards, has also applied for a program permit to co-promote the event.
UFC President Dana White previously stated that the organization would not be involved in the promotional aspect of the fight. However, the UFC is hosting McGregor’s media day at the UFC Performance Institute on Friday, and White was present during all the stops at the fight’s media tour.
The NAC will also vote on whether to allow Mayweather and McGregor to use eight-ounce gloves instead of the initially agreed upon 10-ounce gloves for their fight. Additionally, both Mayweather's and McGregor’s requests for boxing licenses will be reviewed, and referees and judges for the fight will be selected.
Mayweather and McGregor will square off at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. The fight will be available via pay-per-view on Showtime.