Dana White Says Mayweather Vs McGregor Rematch Only Makes Sense If It’s MMA

Dana White isn’t against the idea of UFC superstar Conor McGregor fighting boxing legend Floyd Mayweather again, but only if it takes place under MMA rules this time around.

“Floyd said leading up to the fight with Conor that he would do both,” White said on the UFC Tonight show this week. “We’ll see what happens. Obviously the only way making that fight again makes sense is if he comes into the octagon. We went over and boxed him – the UFC and Conor McGregor. Now it’s time for him to reciprocate and come fight in the octagon.”

It still feels like pie in the sky to be talking about the possibility of Mayweather risking his unbeaten legacy in order to fight in the Octagon, but one insider who believes that the fight will happen is The Guardian’s boxing and MMA reporter Gareth A. Davies.

“There are a lot of talks about him potentially having an MMA fight with Conor McGregor,” Davies told Talk Sport this week.

“Conor McGregor had no chance in a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. People will tune in to see Mayweather get stopped by Conor McGregor and it won’t affect his boxing record.

“I think it’s going to happen and I think it will be a three, four, five hundred million dollar fight again.”

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