Former boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor are rumored to be rematching. In fact the news of their contract negotiation was trending for two days on twitter after a source had told the Irish Mirror of the negotiations.
However, UFC president Dana White has called the rumors “all bulls**t.”
White had previously opened up that the world of boxing was a nightmare and that he had no interest in promoting a boxing event after the first one.
This of course means nothing to UFC’s biggest star. In fact the UFC seems to be having a tiff with McGregor behind the scenes as evidenced by his dropping in UFC Rankings.
Initially McGregor went up in rankings over Tony Ferguson despite his long lay off. But then as the talks of a come back died down he dropped substantially in the official UFC rankings.
Former lightweight and featherweight boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather made his last professional boxing appearance in 2017 when he competed in Las Vegas against Conor McGregor. McGregor was the undisputed lightweight and featherweight UFC champion at the time.
McGregor lost to Mayweather in the tenth round by standing TKO. The two were paid handsomely for the event.
Since then, both have been mentioned in connection with a potential future rematch. The Daily Mirror said that a rematch between the two was now being planned as they negotiate the conditions, regulations, and number of rounds in which to participate.
However, the aforementioned UFC president, Dana White, has categorically denied any discussions of a rematch between Mayweather and McGregor. He called the reports “total bullsh*t.”
Following Dana White’s Contender Series, he told: “All bulls**t. Those guys (Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor) are just talking on social media like they do. The Daily Mirror, or whatever the hell that tabloid is called, is full of the sh*t.”
Since his retirement, Mayweather has participated in three exhibition boxing matches against Tenshin Nasukawa, Logan Paul, and most recently, Don Moore. He is expected to make a comeback to the ring before the year is through.
McGregor has been out of action for a year after losing by doctor’s stoppage to Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 264 due to a fractured left tibia.
However, it is anticipated that the former duel-weight champion would return to the Octagon at the start of next year, if not before the end of 2022.