According to ESPN.com, UFC President Dana White and Boxing Champion Floyd Mayweather have been discussing a deal that would potentially see “Money” have his first MMA fight.
Coming on the heels of the boxing match between Mayweather and Conor McGregor, which ended up being a much more entertaining fight than most expected, White had the following to say to ESPN on a possible UFC deal for Mayweather.
“We’re talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal,” White told ESPN. “It’s real. He was talking about [boxing] Conor McGregor. Was that real? Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren’t real? He usually tips his hand when he’s in the media, and then that s— ends up happening.
“We’re interested in doing something with Floyd. Everything is a realistic possibility. Mayweather vs. McGregor f—ing happened. Anything is possible.”
The ESPN report notes Mayweather issued the following comment on the potential UFC deal:
“They just called me not too long ago and asked me to come back,” said Mayweather, via Fight Hype. “I can come right back. If I wanted to, I can come right back to the UFC. I can go fight in the Octagon. I can do a three- or four-fight deal in the Octagon and make a billion dollars. Remember, I’m Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.”