It was recently reported that a rematch between former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor and undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been set inside the octagon for a modified rules match. However, it would appear that UFC President Dana White is refuting the recent news.
“Money” Mayweather and Conor McGregor first touched gloves inside the squared circle back in Aug. of 2017. While it was McGregor’s professional boxing debut, the fighter still managed to make it to the tenth round before being TKO’d by the seasoned veteran.
While Mayweather slipped back into retirement shortly after defeating “Notorious,” the veteran pugilist has since been hinting to an interest in making a run inside the octagon. UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has even revealed that he is set to train Mayweather in mixed martial arts.
After catching wind of a recent report that Mayweather and McGregor are set to rematch in a modified rules bout inside the octagon, UFC President Dana White took to social media to reveal that no such event has been targeted.
“None of that is even close to true. Dumbest sh*t i have ever heard.”
None of that is even close to true. Dumbest shit i have ever heard.
— Dana White (@danawhite) April 10, 2018