With all the reports coming out today that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor could possibly step into the boxing ring to take on Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, UFC President Dana White has been radio silent on the subject. Until now that is…
According to the LA Times, White had no idea of the bout until being asked:
“McGregor-Mayweather? No,” he said. “It’d be very hard to pull off. I’ve heard Floyd is on a worldwide vacation on Mayweather Air spending millions in every country he visits.”
When White was asked on weather a potential boxing match was possible or the Irishman’s future, he had this to say:
“Never. We’re his promoter. We’d have to make the fight.”
White called the rumor “completely fiction, this is like bottom-feeder … stuff.”, and also mentioned that ‘Notorious’ has not ever mentioned a potential bout with ‘Money’.
The bout was originally reported by The Sun stating that “Both sides just have to agree on the purse and sign the paperwork — which sources say is imminent — and an announcement is likely to be made in the coming weeks”.
Mayweather (49-0, Boxing) is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Andre Berto in September in what was said to be his final bout inside the ring.
McGregor (19-3, MMA) comes off a submission loss to Nate Diaz, his first under the UFC banner, and is currently in the midst of a feud with UFC brass over his involvement in UFC 200.
The two men have exchanged barbs over the year, however neither side has yet to comment on the rumored boxing match spectacle.