Rumors have been circulating that Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are closing in on a rematch.
UFC President Dana White used a couple of words to describe the reports.
“All bullsh—t,” White said at the post press conference at his Contender Series.
“Those guys are just talking on social media like they do. Whatever the hell that tabloid is called is full of sh–t.”
Reports about a potential Mayweather-McGregor rematch has been swirling for weeks, but on Tuesday, The Sun reported that a deal was “very close.”
“The deal is very close to being done. Personal terms have been agreed on both parties,” the source said, according to The Sun.
“It will be one final show down. And yes records will be at stake.
“Floyd sees it as the end of the Mayweather era and the beginning of the Gervonta Davis era.
“He believes it will be the biggest night boxing will have ever seen and has been saying ‘People best be ready because it’s going to be something spectacular’.
“There are arguments about the rounds at the moment with Connor’s team wanting 10 rounds. But the deal and rights are certainly getting there.”
Though McGregor has not fought since losing to Dustin Poirier and breaking his leg last July, the Irish star is still under contract with the UFC, which means he’s not able to fight anyone without the approval and involvement of the UFC.
Mayweather retired from professional boxing after meeting McGregor in August 2017. He stopped one of the UFC’s biggest stars in the 10th round by TKO.
The cross-sport boxing match was the second-highest grossing pay-per-view event of all time – right behind Mayweather’s fight against now-retired Manny Pacquiao.
Since then, Mayweather has been in a number of exhibition bouts including Logan Paul last June and, most recently, Don Moore.
McGregor returned to the UFC and has gone 1-3. His sole win came against Donald Cerrone in January 2020. He lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018 and Poirier twice in 2021.
Yesterday, when White was asked if he was involved in making the Mayweather-McGregor rematch happen he replied: