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Mayweather-McGregor megafight official Aug. 26

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    Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAYBoxer Floyd Mayweather cheers on the Boston Celtics during the fourth quarter against the Washington Wizards at TD Garden.
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    Adam Hunger/USA TODAYConor McGregor (blue gloves) celebrates with his two championship belts after defeating Eddie Alvarez (red gloves) in their lightweight title bout during UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden.
June 14, 2017 06:18 pm

The long-rumored Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight date of Aug. 26 is back on the table and Mayweather posted on his Instagram account Wednesday that the fight has been made official.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission approved a request submitted by Mayweather Promotions to host a boxing event on that night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, ESPN reported Wednesday.

“I got a call (Tuesday) night from Mayweather Promotions that they wanted to be put back on the agenda, so I put them back on the agenda,” Bob Bennett, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, told ESPN. “They pulled the request but then decided to put it back on.”

Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) last competed in an event since 2015, retiring from professional boxing after defeating Andre Berto in September while McGregor (21-3) bested Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016.

The approved request is for an event to be televised on Showtime, which is Mayweather’s broadcast partner.