UFC President Dana White on Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor: ‘Call Me, Floyd’
The hype for a rumored fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather has been gaining buzz, but UFC president Dana White isn’t sure it’ll ever happen. However, he’s open to discussing the possibility with Mayweather.
On The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday night, White said he’d take Mayweather’s call if he really is interested in fighting McGregor. After all, Mayweather hinted a couple days ago that he was the one to start the rumors of a return to the ring against McGregor.
“We haven’t talked about it. Conor McGregor’s under contract with the UFC,” White said. “If Floyd wants to fight Conor — call me, Floyd.”
Of course, White vowed that if the fight ever were to happen, it would have to be “a UFC thing, 100 percent.”
Naturally, this might be a bit of problem for Mayweather’s camp, since they aren’t used to relinquishing control on how a fight is promoted. That said, UFC should be easily capable of meeting Mayweather’s rumored asking price of $100 million to come out of retirement. Granted, it’ll be more than the company has ever paid any fighter for a single fight, which could end up rubbing other actual MMA fighters the wrong way, but the money would probably rise the paydays for everyone involved on the card. And UFC would definitely make money on the investment, guaranteed. I really don’t expect this fight would ever happen, since I’m not sure the commissions would sign off on it. McGregor isn’t a professional boxer, and Mayweather isn’t an MMA fighter, so whether it’s a boxing match or an MMA fight, one guy would go into the fight at a clear disadvantage. With that said, it’s certainly an intriguing fight to think about, as both McGregor and Mayweather are two of the most charismatic fighters in the modern history of their profession.
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