UFC President Dana White is refuting a recent report from the Los Angeles Times, which claims White is no longer involved in the negotiations for the potential superfight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and boxing icon Floyd Mayweather.
The Times‘ Lance Pugmire, citing an unnamed source "unauthorized to comment publicly," said that negotiations for the bout were underway between UFC owners WME-IMG and Al Haymon, the manager of Mayweather. However, this report stated White was not involved in the talks despite White’s claims he would be deeply involved the whole way through.
White, upon hearing about the Times‘ report, was not happy.
"Let me tell you what, when the LA Times — we live in a world right now where you can’t believe anything that you read," White told TMZ Sports. "Who else would be running the Mayweather-McGregor deal than me? Who? What does WME know about making big fights?"
Various figures have gotten their voices in regarding official updates in the matter, from a Showtime executive, to boxing figures from the outside, to even the fighters themselves. But White promises, he’s the only one who will give accurate information in regards to the negotiations.
"Trust me, I’m running the Mayweather-McGregor deal," White said. "I’m the only one in on it."