Dana White Says Targeted McGregor Vs Mayweather Fight Date Has Been Nixed

Dana White was in attendance at the blockbuster Canelo Alvarez Vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fight last night in Las Vegas, and what transpired there unexpectedly ended up impacting on the UFC’s president’s own business.

Alvarez emerged with a dominant decision victory over Chavez Jr. on the night and then revealed that his next super-fight will be on September 16th against Gennady Golovkin – a fight boxing fans have been craving for some time now.

Afterwards, White revealed that September 16th was the same date that he had reserved for a potential mega-fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, and admitted that the announcement has nixed those plans.

“We just lost our date to Canelo and GGG, but that’s a good fight,” White told Fight Hub TV. “I’ll be at that one too!”

It’s unfortunate timing as with McGregor’s son being born on Friday night, it had been hoped that he would now finally be able to forge ahead with plans to finalize negotiations with Mayweather over their much-talked about boxing match.

Instead, the announcement of Canelo Vs GGG could push back the fight until even later in the year, and that would also mean that it may be even longer before McGregor finally gets back to competing in the Octagon, leaving the lightweight division in limbo.

White didn’t seem overly concerned about it last night though, and instead was enthused about the possibility of seeing Canelo and Golovkin finally lock horns in the squared circle.

“Canelo looked good tonight. Canelo looked awesome. GGG is fun, man. He is the type of guy that boxing needs, so it will be a fun fight.”

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