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Chael Sonnen says Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather is official, per ‘ticketing company’

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The Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather superfight is a hot topic in combat sports these days, and mixed martial arts (MMA) enthusiast Chael Sonnen has been one of the leading voices on the matter. Not too long ago, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star stated that the potential clash would “humiliate boxing” and that he had gathered information that the fight was “on.” Now, Sonnen builds on his claim that the superfight is official, taking to his own airwaves to reveal a close source that has a rather interesting inside track.

“For some reason, both of these fighters have said they’re fighting, but no reporter has announced it. Now I have information from someone higher than that, which is a guy at a ticketing company where the ‘build’ was sent in,” said Sonnen during a recent episode of his You’re Welcome podcast.

This news comes after the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, reportedly reserved a date for McGregor vs. Mayweather in June. However, McGregor revealed last week that ongoing talks are targeting the superfight for September, so it’s anyone’s guess when this mega-scrap will actually come to fruition.

“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,” added Sonnen. “The build was submitted, and I got it right from the ticketing guy.

“Whether that information is accurate or not, I believe it is. I believe it is enough that I reported it, I tweeted it. I will tell you again, I don’t know how to use any clearer language, Conor and Floyd are going to fight.”

Sonnen has correctly predicted MMA outcomes in the past, most recently his prediction that Jon Jones’ tilt with Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 wouldn’t happen. He was right. Jones was yanked from that event after a hit-and-run incident in April of 2015.

Predictions are always up in the air, but Sonnen seems to believe his source to the fullest. If this is true, we may be on the brink of history.

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