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McGregor Agrees Mayweather Rematch

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Conor McGregor has reportedly struck a deal for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather – on a TV game show.

The UFC star was stopped by Mayweather when they met in the boxing ring two years ago this weekend.

And according to reports, McGregor has been offered a whopping £10 million to star in a live edition of Superstars.

The programme is set to be broadcast from Japan on New Year’s Eve.

A source told the Daily Star: “Conor is on the edge of signing. There is no direct combat involved so it doesn’t breach his UFC contract and he should be fine to take part.”

Alongside the pair will be two Japanese kickboxers – one of which will be Tenshin Naskuaka who also has history with Mayweather.

The pair met last New Year’s Eve with Mayweather knocking out the 21-year-old in the first round.

Superstars first aired in 1973 and has taken several different guises since, including most recently an Olympic version.

It pits athletes from different sports each other in a version of the Olympic decathlon.

Points are awarded for each event with the winner the person with the most points at the conclusion.

McGregor is currently recovering from a broken hand and plans to return to the UFC either at the end of this year or the beginning of 2020.

He has not fought since he was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov last October.

Last week he said: “I’m already in shape, I haven’t lost my condition, I just need to sharpen up the grappling. I would look for that, for the end of the year.”

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