In a recent appearance with FOX Sports 1’s Undisputed, UFC President Dana White mentioned he wouldn’t count out the possibility of boxing icon Floyd Mayweather trying his hand out inside the UFC Octagon. He then followed that statement up by saying he had a meeting with Mayweather and his people later, but he never clarified much about it.
People have assumed that it was more possible negotiations with the man who knocked out Conor McGregor in the Money Fight, despite the fact Mayweather has denied the claim he and the UFC are in negotiations. Now, in a recent interview with TMZ, White says the meeting didn’t have anything to do with MMA, but boxing.
“Let’s be clear here: Floyd gets killed in MMA, and I think even Floyd knows that,” White said. “I’ve been very honest about I’m getting into boxing. I want to get into boxing and in 2018 the next couple of months, I’m meeting with everybody from the boxing world and I’m meeting with Team Mayweather too.”
He’s not talking about it. I mean, Floyd would be crazy. Obviously it would be a big deal, Floyd would make a lot of money. But no, I don’t think Floyd wants to fight in the Octagon.