Dana White's Brutal Response To Conor McGregor Vs Floyd Mayweather 2 Talks
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Dana White has zero interest in being involved in a rematch between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.
The first fight between the two sports megastars, which saw fan favourite McGregor switch over to boxing from MMA, was one of the most lucrative events in combat sports history.
Everything from the trash-talking build-up to the bout itself was pure box office entertainment – and there was one man who played a major role in bringing it all together.
White was instrumental figure in promoting the grudge match, but it seems the UFC president has no interest in getting involved in a second clash.
Dana White has no interest in Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather 2 and says the former UFC champ's next fight will be in the octagon.— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) June 28, 2022
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"Of course, there's talk about a Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather rematch," a host of CBS Sports told White.
But he was quickly cut-off by the UFC boss.
“Not me. I’m not talking about that,” White laughed.
He then swiftly clarified that the Irishman's next fight, after returning from a devastating injury, would be in an octagon – not a boxing ring.
“No, it’ll be in the cage,” White said.
“Conor is looking to come back the end of this year, early next year.”
He added: “When I do talk to Conor, Conor wants to fight.
“Conor gets all kinds of offers for movie roles and all these other things that he can go and do and make money. He doesn’t want to do any of that. Conor wants to fight.”
UFC megastar hasn't fought since his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 almost a year ago.
During that defeat, the former two-weight world champion sustained a broken leg, meaning he was unable to continue.
Since then, his long road to recovery has bee ongoing, but it's understood McGregor has made rapid progress in his rehabilitation.
But despite what White says, McGregor insists he's still eager to lace up the 12-ounce gloves to compete at some point in the future.
"Boxing is my first love in combat sports. I had such a great time the last time I was out there," he told Sky Sports in May.
"Obviously, my return will be in the octagon for UFC - that story is far from over, in fact it's just being written, it is just the beginning.
"But, boxing, for sure I will grace the squared circle again in the future.
"The body is doing good. We are going to up the training bit by bit.
"I have another CT scan in the coming days and then I will be clear to kick.
"Once I can kick and grapple, I will be back in no time. Boxing training is going well, strength training. I am excited to get back."
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