UFC president Dana White made an appearance on UFC Tonight where, among other things, he was asked for his take on Mayweather hinting at crossing-over to MMA for a sequel with Conor McGregor. According to White, Mayweather had always said he intended to fight McGregor in the octagon. Bookies will lay odds on anything (proof), so we shouldn’t take this latest betting line between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor as an indication that potential mixed martial arts (MMA) fight in on the horizon. Not that it’s stopped Mayweather from fanning the flames.
According to fiscal friends at Bovada, “Money” is anything but inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon, limping in at +550 (11/2) against the reigning UFC lightweight champion at -900 (1/9). Conor McGregor has claimed he’s ready to make his long-awaited return to the UFC at moment’s notice. Of course, I’m seeing all the stuff Floyd is putting out and I’m seeing all the stuff in the media,” he told Adam Glyn last week. “I’m here with my coach, we’re going to go train tomorrow. The mind is clear, the body is sharp and we’re staying ready.”
UFC president Dana White has claimed the only way we’ll see a rematch between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr come to fruition is if the boxer enters the MMA world. “Obviously, the only way making that fight again makes any sense is if he comes over to the Octagon,” White said during an appearance on UFC Tonight. “We went over and boxed him, the UFC and Conor McGregor. And now it’s time for him to reciprocate and come fight in the Octagon.”He added: “Floyd said leading up to the fight with Conor that he would do both. So we’ll see what happens.” Conor McGregor’s bitter rival Nate Diaz has seemingly hinted that a rubber match with the Irishman isn’t at the forefront of his mind.