Dana White: Nearly impossible to set up McGregor vs. Mayweather
UFC president Dana White believes that it is highly unlikely that a fight between Featherweight champion Conor McGregor and retired boxer Floyd Mayweather will ever happen, he said on the Russillo & Kannell show Thursday.
White pointed to the difficulty of setting up major fights in the sport of boxing, writing off the idea of negotiating a cross-sport fight.
“Let me put it to you this way,” White said. “Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are in the same sport. It took how long for those two to fight? Now imagine how hard it would be to get (Mayweather and McGregor) to fight. They're not in the same sport.”
Pacquiao and Mayweather have been the two faces of boxing for the last decade, but it took years to organize a meeting between the two in the ring.
White has said that he is interested in talking to Mayweather, but sees too many issues standing in the way of a super fight.
“Is this thing going to be MMA or boxing rules?” White said. “Who’s getting the lion’s share of the money? This and that. It’s impossible. But like I’ve said, ‘Floyd, you want to fight Conor, call me.’ ”