Dana White denies Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will fight again
Despite recent reports indicating that Mayweather and McGregor will fight for the second time, UFC President Dana White dismissed that possibility.
Although everything indicates that Conor McGregor will have his rematch against Floyd Mayweather in March 2023, Dana White, president of the UFC, is not convinced that the fight will take place.
In an interview for TMZ Sports, the director of the mixed martial arts company dismissed the report and said that it did not come from a reliable source.
“It’s complete bullshit,” he said. “The story came from a newspaper called The Daily Mirror, which is a tabloid in Europe. It’s total bullshit”.
It should be noted that the original report is not from The Daily Mirror, but from the British newspaper The Sun. However, the newspaper also has a tabloid format.
Dana White wants McGregor in the octagon
This is not the first time that White has voiced his opposition to the rematch. He previously indicated that McGregor’s return to combat sports would be in a mixed martial arts cage.
However, White’s wishes can still be fulfilled. The fight could be postponed until 2023 and McGregor could return to the UFC for an additional fight before facing Mayweather.
The only thing that would prevent a return to the UFC is McGregor himself. The Irishman suffered a fracture during his fight against Dustin Poirier held in 2021 and has not yet been cleared to fight. In addition, it is speculated that he currently weighs around 190 pounds.