UFC President Dana White had one word to describe rumours of a possible rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor.
Yesterday The Sun reported that the two A-Listers were set to take part in another mega-money bout inside the squared circle.
White was asked bout the story yesterday following his Contender Series at the UFC Apex and replied:
Former UFC champion McGregor has been White’s prize asset in the Octagon over the years, but the controversial Irishman decided to pit his wits against Mayweather back in 2017.
What played out was an example of the gulf in class between of one of the world’s greatest boxers and an MMA fighter boxing professionally for the first time.
Mayweather’s 50th and final fight ended in a 10th round stoppage, his first win inside the distance since halting the charge of Ricky Hatton ten years earlier.
Late yesterday White gave another answer when asked what it would take for him to be involved in helping Mayweather-McGregor 2 be made.
Despite his rubbishing of the story The Sun’s report claimed that terms had been agreed for the two superstars to make a ton of money once again.
One source said:
“The deal is very close to being done. Personal terms have been agreed on both parties. It will be one final showdown.”
Two sticking points are to be the number of rounds that the fight takes place over and whether Mayweather’s professional record will be on the line. McGregor wants ten rounds and a shot at Floyd’s 50-0 résumé.
The ‘Notorious’ 34-year-old hasn’t fought in the Octagon since breaking his leg during his defeat to Dustin Poirier one year ago. While Mayweather has made more fortunes in exhibition bouts around the world.