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It's now or never for McGregor and Mayweather, warns TV chief

 

By Jack Austin

Conor McGregor's potential fight with Floyd Mayweather is at risk of being called off as the UFC fear it will mean they lose their biggest star forever, according to a top TV boss.

The fight between the two stars has been touted ever since they started calling each other out over social media and both men have used promotional opportunities to slate the other.

McGregor is currently in training for a return to the ring - be it an octagon or a boxing ring - but the fight is now in doubt after the executive vice president of Showtime admitted that the UFC are stalling on the talks.

Stephen Espinoza said: "I think the real question is where's the UFC really, on this? Do they, in fact, want it?

"It's largely at a standstill. There hasn't been a ton of progress and I think if they don't move relatively quickly, people may move on. People may tire of it. But it really is something that needs to happen this year.

"I think part of the fear on the UFC's side is that they'll never see Conor again."

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