Dana White: Conor McGregor side done, working on Floyd Mayweather
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 18, 2017,
May 18, 2017, 8:49
Well, the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor boxing match is now virtually over the line as one side of the fight has officially agreed to the contractual terms of the bout, pending his lawyers approving it.
Ireland's first UFC belt holder, 28, is now pursuing a mega-money boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr, who came out of retirement in March.
"The McGregor side is done, I'm starting to work on the Mayweather side now", White revealed when speaking to TNT. "I'd like to get it done and start negotiating with Team Mayweather".
"I'm not saying the fight will happen but I got one side done and it's time to work on the other", White added.
However, as he continues to be linked with a mega-money crossover fight with Floyd Mayweather, it appears the Irishman is concentrating on time in the ring instead. "If we can't, I'll need to move on", he said, via Bloody Elbow. And we're not waiting on them. As a result, he said McGregor and his team had until Sunday to figure out their part and help move the process along.
Mayweather is notoriously picky over ever the most minute details from fight attire to the sharing of revenue.
McGregor is expected to make $75m (£58.2m) from the fight and the UFC, to whom the Irish fighter remains contracted, wants a slice of his earnings - having assisted in building his profile. My truthful answer is that I would rather see Conor defend his UFC belt and that I don't think him going to boxing makes any sense. I know why the UFC runs the business the way they do.
"We're right there to get this deal done, we've just got to get the deal done", White told ESPN on Saturday.
"McGregor's a fighter. I'm a fighter".