Last night both Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather talked of putting together the long-talked-about boxing match between them, with the UFC champ going so far as to say he didn’t need the UFC’s approval to put it together.
Yeah, Dana White disagrees with that notion. Strongly.
As per MMAFighting:
“When you’re about to do a pay-per-view that you’re charging five bucks to listen to you talk, I’m sure you’ve got to say some pretty crazy s**t, alright?” White said at the UFC on FOX 23 post-fight news conference. “You know how I feel about Conor, I’ve always shown Conor nothing but respect, and if he wants to go down that road with us, let me tell you, it will be an epic fall.”
White also made it clear he’s not expecting the fight, which would have to clear numerous hurdles, to ever get made.
When asked if McGregor-Mayweather would happen, White says there’s about the same chance as White being named backup quarterback behind New England Patriots starter Tom Brady next week at Super Bowl LI.
“Will it happen?” White asked. “Here’s what I think the chances are: About the same as me being the backup quarterback for Brady on Sunday.”