Nothing has been finalised yet, but UFC president Dana White is confident an agreement can be made to get Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather to touch gloves. I wanted to get McGregor locked in first, because McGregor's under contract with me. "Then I got to lock myself in a room with Team Mayweather and see what we can come out with".
He hailed the UFC superstar as "a great fighter", adding: "He's a very charismatic fighter [and] the biggest seller in the sport of all time". So I think if any fight can happen before the Floyd Mayweather fight, it would be fine because we do the same s**t.
Months of negotiations now appeared to be agreed with Mayweather likely to bank a guaranteed nine-figure sum in what would be the most highly anticipated boxing match in recent times. We haven't really gotten into that negotiation yet.
The first ever hint that McGregor and Mayweather could actually fight inside the boxing ring was in November of a year ago when the Irishman obtained his boxing license in California.
"(But) I promised Conor I'd do everything I could to make this thing happen, so that's what I'm going to do". "But again, I haven't gotten into a room with Team Mayweather yet, and who knows?" Thanks for the cheese.
While McGregor is the UFC's biggest draw, he has not scored anything close to $75 million for a fight.
Following the fight, "Mighty Mouse" went on to claim that he was the best UFC champion ever before stating that he would only be interested in potential future super fights if he were to get a $1m payday. Could this thing actually be happening? "I need to figure out the Mayweather side. We'll see how that goes".
"There's no doubt people want to see this fight".
Then in March 2017, people started taking this potential super fight a little more seriously when Mayweather announced during his United Kingdom tour that he was officially out of retirement just to fight McGregor.
What may be a bit surprising is White on Wednesday revealed that he doesn't plan for the UFC to be the headlining brand on any such event. If we were close, I'd tell you we were close.