UFC boss Dana White, who’s in NYC for Saturday night’s UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden, appeared on ESPN’s Get Up! on Thursday and opened up about a meeting he had with Floyd Mayweather’s group the day before in Los Angeles.
The reason for the meeting? To talk about a possible fight between Floyd and UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Here’s what White had to say about it all, via ESPN:
“I actually had a meeting yesterday in Los Angeles about this,” White said. “I don’t want to say anything that makes it sound like, ‘Oh wow, this could happen.’ But we had talks yesterday.
“I don’t think it’s going to happen. I don’t think the fight would happen in the UFC, but they didn’t say no.”
This all sounds familiar to the beginning of the talks that led to Mayweather fighting Conor McGregor.
But White said he’d want this fight to happen in an Octagon, which makes it even more unlikely to happen:
“We went over there, we boxed him,” White said. “If he wants to do it again, he has to come to the UFC. I don’t think it’s realistic at all, but I didn’t think the [McGregor] boxing match was either. So, we’ll see.
“There’s a reason Floyd Mayweather wants to fight my guys: There’s big money there for him. Obviously, there’s big money there for us, but I’m not into making those kind of fights. If Floyd wants to come over here – he says he’s been wrestling and doing this or that – if he wants to come over and fight in the UFC, he’s more than welcome.”
You have to think there would be no way Mayweather would fight in an Octagon because he would get destroyed by Khabib.
But as we’ve learned many times before in the fight game, money can make even the craziest things happen.
But let’s hope Floyd-Khabib remains just talk and never actually becomes a real thing.
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