When it comes to something that benefits his side of the business, Dana White is all in on whatever is offered. Would he work once again with Floyd Mayweather?
Speaking with TMZ Sports, White discussed a potential collaboration with Mayweather (50-0), who last fought professionally in 2017. That was the last time the two worked together, as Mayweather faced off against Conor McGregor in the “Money Fight”, where Mayweather won via TKO. How close are we to seeing Mayweather Promotions and the UFC hold another event together?
“Floyd and I still have dialogue, and go back and forth,” White stated. “We’re still interested on both sides. Very possible.”
Mayweather made $100 million while McGregor made over $30 million for the fight. Showtime announced that the event earned 4.3 million domestic buys, with over $370,000,000 in revenue gained.
While has been retired, Mayweather has kept himself busy. He is training young fighters while also teasing another exhibition bout with RIZIN fighters. Could another bout with McGregor be on the table?
“I know he would rematch Conor McGregor. I don’t know if you’ve heard about this, but Conor McGregor is retired,” White went on to say. “When I’m doing things right now and running the business, I don’t even think about Conor. Conor is retired… Until Conor tells me differently I’m not trying to make any fights for Conor.”
McGregor (22-4) last fought in January, beating Donald Cerrone via TKO. After UFC 250, he announced his retirement from MMA. White elaborated that McGregor will not be fighting again in 2020. As far as beyond that goes, anything can happen.
Even without McGregor, White would most likely not dismiss an opportunity to once again team up with “Money” Mayweather.