Those of you who still think the Mayweather vs. McGregor superfight won’t happen can slowly shift their stance on the positive side since one of the important guys involved in the negotiation process just confirmed that he expects the fight to happen.
That’s right! Dana White who happens to hold rights to negotiate for outside of MMA recently dropped some insight on where the cross-over superfight is heading. During the UFC 210 post-fight press conference, White revealed he will meet with McGregor in New York to help move the fight forward.President
Conor is having a baby any day now. And after Conor has his baby, Conor and I are gonna meet in New York and then we’ll go from there. We’re not close [to a deal].
I think there’s a better chance of it happening than me quarterbacking. I see this fight happening. Conor wants it and Floyd wants it. I’ve said many times, Conor has done a lot. He’s stepped up for the big fights for this company and for me and for Lorenzo [Fertitta], and I can’t deny him this fight.
While White doesn’t feel a deal is close to being inked yet with McGregor, the brash UFC president did also mention that he has been talking with the Mayweather Team. In fact, it’s been on-going for months.
I’ve been talking to [Mayweather’s team] for a while now.
The longer it takes for us to come to an agreement, I think the longer it’s going to take to negotiate with the Mayweather team. Because I know all the talk of ‘A’ side, ‘B’ side and all this stuff. Listen, of course everything I say is going to come off biased because he’s my guy, but you guys judge. Is Conor McGregor not a massive star? This fight here, Floyd doesn’t make this kind of money either without Conor, so Conor is just as important as Floyd when it comes to this fight. Not to mention the fact that, Conor is actually stepping in and boxing him and not saying, ‘hey, let’s fight in mixed martial arts.’
At the moment, speculations suggest that McGregor’s first fight when he returns from his break will be the Mayweather superfight inside the the four-cornered ring. Stay tuned tofor much more updates to come.