Dana White has confirmed that Floyd Mayweather will be returning to the ring this year as part of an exciting partnership between the UFC president and the undefeated boxing champion.
The pair made a "handshake deal" when they were sat next to one another at an LA Clippers game and White has now revealed that he is slated to lace up the gloves in autumn time - with there being the potential for a crossover fight.
White told ESPN: "The easiest way to explain it to you is Floyd and I both feel that we add value to each other, and we're going to figure something out.
"Some things have to play out, and then I'm going to start talking to (Mayweather's promoter Al) Hayman maybe this summer and then I'll have something for Floyd in the fall."
White then confirmed that Mayweather isn't just going to be a figurehead for Zuffa Boxing, adding: "The money is in Floyd competing."
In regards to the crossover fight, UFC stars Jorge Masvidal, Khabib Nurmagomedov and TJ Dillashaw have all shown interest in taking on the former four-weight world champion.
But for White, who was involved in the promotion for the special attraction bout between Mayweather and Conor McGregor back in August 2017, the demand has to be there for it to be worthwhile.
He explained: "We can do some crossover stuff here, or we can do something in boxing.
"Our last experience, Floyd was actually pretty easy to deal with. Haymon is incredible to deal with. Floyd and I got a handshake deal at the basketball game, and we'll get the rest figured out.
"I don't love them (crossover fights). ... (But) when the demand is there. I felt the demand for McGregor vs. Mayweather, felt it, I knew it would be big, so we started talking.
"Then once I started to really feel it, that's when I started to take it serious, and I made an offer. ... It will be interesting to see if we start to see that kind of demand again with any kind of crossover fight."
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