UFC president Dana White doesn’t appear to be a believer that a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing fight will take place. He sounds pretty negative about the chances it actually happens. In a brief talk with TMZ Sports, White stated that they were “nowhere” in terms of the fight coming together:
“I don’t know where we’re at, we’re nowhere. We’re nowhere with it.”
On cue as the president and the promoter of a company, White expects that Conor’s next fight will take place in the UFC, not against Mayweather. The UFC lightweight champion is expected to fight the interim champ that will be decided this weekend at UFC 209:
“I expect Conor’s next fight to be in the UFC, in mixed martial arts and the winner of Khabib (Nurmagomedov) vs. (Tony) Ferguson.”
McGregor has been out the ring since winning the 155-pound title from Eddie Alvarez in November. He had held the promotion’s featherweight title as well but was forced to “relinquish” that as the UFC didn’t want him to possess two belts. Mayweather is retired from boxing (again) but has said he would return to fight Conor McGregor. Negotiations are still ongoing.
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