UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is yet to return to the Octagon and confirms that his next fight will be in the boxing ring against Floyd Mayweather Jr. However, UFC president Dana White has claimed that the super fight is unlikely to happen and has sent a message to “The Notorious”.
Recently, a super fight between him and Floyd Mayweather Jr. continues to circulate once again. McGregor made it clear that fighting Mayweather will be his main priority. Though most people expect him to defend his title first, “The Notorious” stated that his fight with “Money” is 100 percent likely to happen.
“One-hundred percent,” McGregor said. “I believe the next time I step into a combat arena will be through the ropes wearing 10-ounce or eight-ounce gloves. I believe so.”
In response to McGregor’s comments, Mayweather revealed that the fight can “absolutely” happen. The undefeated boxing icon said that there’s already an ongoing discussion about the catch weight. Though the date is still uncertain, Conor McGregor hopes it will happen late this year or early in 2018.
Dana White says McGregor-Mayweather super fight won’t happen
UFC president Dana White believes that the super fight between McGregor and Mayweather is far from becoming a reality. In the UFC, on FOX 23 press conference, White told reporters that the chance of the fight happening is the same as him being the backup QB of Tom Brady on Sunday. Also, he promised an “epic fall” for Conor McGregor if he continues to throw punches against the UFC.
“I’ve always shown Conor nothing but respect, and if he wants to go down that road with us, let me tell you, it will be an epic fall,” White told MMAjunkie.
White doesn’t see McGregor fighting anywhere other than the UFC’s cage. However, “The Notorious” is seriously considering making the super fight happen, especially if it’s for $100 million. With the current situation, it will not be a surprise if the UFC forces McGregor to give up his belt for the second time.
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