UFC president Dana White has zero interest in booking a rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor inside the boxing ring.
Dana White says no to a Mayweather vs.McGregor rematch
The combat sports world was buzzing when the pair seemingly agreed to run things back while talking back-and-forth through social media.
However, speaking on “The Jim Rome Show” recently, Dana White suggests that’s not even something he’s remotely considering. White said he’s not talking about anything like that, essentially nixing the possibility.
“Not me. I’m not talking about that,” White said. (via MMA Junkie)
McGregor is currently dealing with a leg injury that is recovering. He broke it during his last bout with Dustin Poirier last year. However, he has been adamant that he plans to return to the Octagon again.
When he does, White says it will be inside of a cage, meaning any potential return to the boxing ring will have the wait down the line.
“It’ll be in the cage,” White said. “Conor is looking to come back the end of this year, early next year.”
Many wonder why McGregor continues to fight despite already being one of the wealthiest fighters alive today. He certainly doesn’t need to fight for money anymore.
White notes that McGregor has even more lucrative opportunities awaiting him away from fighting, but the Irishman simply doesn’t want to do them. He rather fight.
“When I do talk to Conor, Conor wants to fight,” White said. “Conor gets all kinds of offers for movie roles and all these other things that he can go and do and make money. He doesn’t want to do any of that. Conor wants to fight.”
Mayweather won the “Money Fight” in which McGregor lost by 10th-round TKO back in 2017, selling 4.3 million PPVs in North America. After losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov and twice to Poirier, Mcgregor is 1-3 inside the octagon. At UFC 246 in January 2020, Conor defeated Donald Cerrone at welterweight.
The fact that McGregor has fallen away from the top spots in the UFC hierarchy is not surprising given that he has recently been challenged by the likes of Jorge Masvidal, Michael Chandler, and Charles Oliveira.