Dana White responds to Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match reports

May 6, 2016 12:01 pm by Russell Ess

Friday had a lot of MMA and boxing fans excited as a report from U.K. tabloid, The Sun claimed that Floyd Mayweather Jr. would be coming out of retirement for a boxing match with UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor.

The report claimed that it would be another huge payday for Mayweather, but would give the UFC champ a much smaller cut in comparison, saying that Mayweather would bring in $144 million while McGregor would get $10.1 million for the bout.

Kevin Iole of Yahoo! reported later on Friday that UFC President Dana White denied any boxing match was going to take place.

“It’s not true; it’s just a tabloid story,” White said. “And as far as I knew, Floyd is retired and he’s been on a world-wide vacation and hasn’t even been thinking of fighting.”

For now, it seems fans will have to continue to argue their cases based on their beliefs on who would win a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor.

What are your thoughts on the matchup? Share your thoughts on the dream fight with us in the comment section.


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