Dana White is fed up with the Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather rematch talk.
Various outlets, including Mirror Online in the UK, reported that the two combat sports superstars were continuing to negotiate a possible boxing match, which would serve as a follow-up to their August 2017 reunion, one of the most lucrative fights ever. all time.
As UFC president and McGregor boss, White was instrumental in making that fight happen, and he was one of the beneficiaries of that box office bonanza. But five years later, he has no interest in being part of this pairing again.
“All *** bulls,” White said of the rumors speaking to the media after the Season 6 premiere of Dana White’s Contender Series. “These guys are just talking on social media like they do. The ‘Daily Mirror’ or whatever that tabloid is called is full of bullshit.
When asked what it would take for him to get involved, White answered with a joke.
McGregor and Mayweather talked about a potential rematch almost from the time the first fight ended with Mayweather winning by 10th-round TKO. However, nothing of substance materialized on that front, and both fighters pursued other opportunities. Mayweather hasn’t fought professionally since, but he did compete in exhibition boxing bouts with YouTube star Logan Paul and Japanese kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa.
McGregor resumed his MMA career in 2018, losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. He’s only 1-3 in the UFC since the Mayweather fight and is currently working on a return to action after having suffered a broken leg in a trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier. at UFC 264 in July 2021.