White Blasts May-Mac Rematch Rumors

Following the chaos of UFC 223, it came out that Conor McGregor was negotiating for a new deal with the UFC. The deal was looking to be finalized and announced at the UFC 25th anniversary press conference the day following McGregor and over a dozen people stormed UFC 223 media day.

In the midst of the leak of a potential new deal with the former lightweight champion came a new rumor, that McGregor and Mayweather were negotiating to square off in the UFC with “modified rules” in a similar vein to Antonio Inoki nad Muhammad Ali’s fight four decades ago.

When asked about the rumor started by Omar Al Rasi, the editor of the online site, The Sports Journal, UFC President Dana White was quick to refute the very idea of a “mixed rules” fight.

 

Al Raisi replied to White’s lambasting of the rumor by claiming they are still in negotiations, and that a fight has not been set yet.

 

While White has refuted things that have later become fact in the past, with the current issues involving McGregor, it seems any fight with Mayweather or in the UFC is less than likely to happen.

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