UFC president Dana White, together with other company officials, are making strategic plans to shut the rumors about the super fight between the UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and the undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
According to a report from Yahoo Sports, UFC president Dana White made a brief appearance on SportsCenter on Wednesday and said that he and company CEO Lorenzo Fertitta will be having a dinner with Conor McGregor on Wednesday evening.
“Today, I’m flying to Los Angeles. So Lorenzo and I are having dinner with Conor McGregor,” White said on SportsCenter via Yahoo Sports. “So tonight, at like 10 o’clock, I’ll have a lot more answers on the Conor McGregor situation.”
UFC and McGregor were reportedly having a dispute after the company pulled out the Irish fighter from UFC 200 when he failed to make promotional appearances. However, the said dinner will be about McGregor’s next fight.
“He will not be in UFC 200. Not at all. That ship sailed,” White declared. “But we’ve put that behind us, and we’re in a good place with Conor, and we’re looking to make his next fight. We should have that done tonight.”
If McGregor will be back in the Octagon, there is a higher possibility that the rumors about his super fight against Mayweather will be lessened. It seems like Dana White is avoiding McGregor for having future embarrassment when he faces the undefeated boxing champion. Once McGregor is defeated in this fight, chances are, his future fights in the Octagon will also be affected and the UFC does not want that to happen.
Based on a previous report, American boxing trainer Freddie Roach admitted that McGregor needs three years of training to match a boxer like Mayweather.
In the latest video of McGregor, he was having a sparring against former champion van Heerden. The South African boxer has a record of 24-2-1 with 12 knockouts. Cagewriter Andreas Hale believes that he is not exactly the guy that will help McGregor prepare for a fight with Mayweather, but it’s certainly a start.
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