There has been quite a bit of speculation recently regarding Conor McGregor’s next fight. While Conor McGregor is of course currently signed to the UFC, and reigns as the UFC lightweight champion, reports have continued to surface throughout the course of 2017 that indicate a potential boxing superfight with Floyd Mayweather is becoming more & more of a possibility.
UFC President Dana White recently spoke to TMZ to discuss the latest on the potential McGregor-Mayweather fight, as well as his expectations for McGregor’s next fight to be in the UFC.
He spoke to TMZ:
“I don’t know where we’re at, we’re nowhere. We’re nowhere with it.”
“I expect Conor’s next fight to be in the UFC, in mixed martial arts and the winner of Khabib vs. Ferguson.”
This may come as a bit of a surprise given that UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson, among other people, recently explained that a fight between McGregor and Mayweather is becoming more and more of a realistic possibility.
“Those guys are still making multi millions of dollars,” he said. “I think that [$100 million] is what Mayweather originally wanted. But I know they kind of negotiated down. But yea I think it is going to happen man – from the talk of it anyway. I mean, my manager is Conor McGregor’s manager, and it looks like the deal is almost done. It is getting closer and closer.”
In addition, NSAC Chairman Anthony Marnell recently revealed that the NSAC has been made aware of ongoing negotiations between the two parties, however no deal has been reached, and there are still several hurdles that must be cleared before a bout between the two men is made official. With that being said, the NSAC has stated that they would be willing to license McGregor for a boxing match in order to ensure the bout takes place in Las Vegas.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/25/2017.