There is a massive UFC card this week that features a great heavyweight title fight and a bunch of big names facing off with young talent. And nobody cares! That’s because the last few weeks have been dominated by one topic; a superfight between UFC champion Conor McGregor and retired-but-not-really boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.
Even though most fans know it’s just a play by Mayweather and/or McGregor to keep their names in the headlines, it’s a topic that has been fun to discuss. You know who hates fun, though? Dana White.
White has an amazing ability to force his way into any discussion, regardless of whether he has any knowledge, input or expertise on the topic at hand. Naturally, with all that talk about McGregor vs. Mayweather, White just HAD to make sure his name was also in play, so he made sure to talk about during his appearance on the Dan Patrick Show.
Here’s the quote, “We haven’t talked about it. Conor McGregor’s under contract with the UFC. If Floyd wants to fight Conor, call me, Floyd.” He later added “It would be a UFC thing 100 percent.”
So what does this mean? Well, it basically means the UFC is still trying to rein in Conor McGregor.
McGregor and the UFC have been feuding over his increasing independence, and his refusal to comply to their promotional demands for UFC 200 proved to be the tipping point. An important part of the McGregor vs. Mayweather fight was the fact that it would likely represent a clean break from the UFC for McGregor, something the UFC simply won’t stand for.
As for the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight? Well, it was never especially likely to happen, but make no mistake. No matter what Dana White says, if it does somehow come together there is absolutely no way that it’s happening in the UFC. McGregor and Mayweather would probably pool their resources to help him sue his way out of his UFC contract.
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