Undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. faced off against mixed martial arts megastar Conor McGregor inside the squared circle back in 2017, ultimately earning a TKO victory over “Notorious” for a massive payday. Since then, “Money” Mayweather has shown some interest in facing undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Speaking to ESPN, UFC President Dana White has since revealed that he recently had a meeting with Floyd Mayweather Jr. During the meeting, the UFC executive held his ground and claimed that “Money” Mayweather will have to compete inside the octagon if he wants to face anymore fighters from the UFC roster.
“I had a meeting yesterday in Los Angeles about this. I don’t want to say anything that’s going to make it sound like ‘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.”
“We went over there, we boxed him and if he wants to do it again, he’s gotta come fight in the UFC. I don’t think it’s very realistic at all but I didn’t the boxing match was either and it happened so we’ll see.
“There will no be a boxing match. Obviously if it was something that Khabib really wanted to do, we’d sit down and talk about it but I don’t like anything about it. I haven’t talked to Khabib about it at all. His interest needs to be defending his title over here. That’s what he should be focused on.”
“There’s a reason why Floyd Mayweather wants to fight my guys. Because there’s big money there for him. Obviously, there’s big money there for us but I’m not into making those kinds of fights.
“If Floyd wants to come over here, he said he’s been wrestling and doing this and that, if he wants to come over and fight in the UFC, he’s more than welcome.”