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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Dana White still not ruling out Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight

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It still seems highly unlikely that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will ever have a professional fight in a mixed martial arts setting, but Dana White refuses to rule out it.

TMZ caught up with White over the weekend, and the UFC boss was asked if there is anything new to report with Mayweather’s MMA career or a potential rematch — this time in the octagon — with Conor McGregor.

“I’m interested and obviously he’s interested,” White said. “The last time we were both interested you saw what happened. … I know Conor wants it.”

White continues to leave the possibility open by noting how far-fetched everyone thought the Mayweather-McGregor boxing match was, which is a good point. However, a 41-year-old boxer trying to transition to MMA seems like a very tall task, and White alluded to that.

“Obviously he’s a very talented guy, but as far as the wrestling — nobody’s gonna learn wrestling in six to eight weeks,” White said. “It takes years of wrestling, martial arts and combat sports training to be a mixed martial artist.”

With the amount of money that would be made if Mayweather and McGregor fought again, it would be unwise to completely rule it out. The two fighters have continued to trade shots on social media, so they clearly want the buzz to continue.

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