A much-hyped showcase fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather may have taken a step closer to becoming a reality after a Las Vegas venue reportedly put a date aside for the event. 

Five-weight boxing world champion Mayweather previously said he is 'out of retirement' to set up a bout with the UFC star. 

And FloCombat has reported today that the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas has set aside June 10 to host the fight.

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McGregor obtained a boxing licence granted by the California State Athletic Commission, which would allow him to box in the US state, as part of his pursuit of a cross-sport showdown with Mayweather.

However, the 28-year-old McGregor is still contracted to the UFC.

Mayweather retired in September 2015 with a 49-0 record while McGregor became UFC’s first simultaneous two-weight champion in November when beating Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt.

Mayweather had earlier played down talk of an agreement between the two camps, posting on Twitter: “There seems to be several rumours floating around media recently however, let the record show, there hasn’t been any deals made in regards to a fight between myself and any other fighters.

“I am happily retired and enjoying life at this time. If any changes are to come, be sure that I will be the first to let the world know.”