When Floyd Mayweather’s much anticipated boxing match against Conor McGregor was announced last one month, there was still one significant problem that needed to be solved: the 20,000-capacity T-Mobile Arena scheduled to host the blockbuster fight had been double booked.
Rapper Ice Cube had already booked the venue for his BIG3 basketball league on the night of August 26, and quickly claimed he had little intention of rescheduling.
However, UFC president Dana White has revealed the negotiations with the rapper are running smoothly and that he expects an agreement to be worked out between the two parties very soon, adding that the issue was “blown way out of proportion” anyway.
“He and I talked, and we got the whole thing – I don’t want to say squashed because there was never anything there – but we got it all worked out
“But that whole thing with Ice Cube was being blown way out of proportion, number one. And number two, everything is smooth and going in the right direction.”