Mayweather Won't Fight in MMA or Box Again — Showtime's Espinoza

Mayweather Won't Fight in MMA or Box Again — Showtime's Espinoza

When Conor McGregor conquered Eddie Alvarez back in November 2016 nobody would have predicted he'd be out of action over two years later. Prior to that announcement, White stated he would be "super pissed" if St-Pierre refused to defend the title, and that he was contractually obligated to do so.

It was nonetheless an indication that a comeback was soon forthcoming, with interim 155lb. champion Tony Ferguson waiting in the wings.

Given the financial reward he earned by boxing Floyd Mayweather last August, many had thought that Conor McGregor would never return to the Octagon, but he recently said that he still has a passion for fighting and that an MMA bout would be next for him.

"He had come out earlier and said - that's why people were asking me about it, and I said don't count anything out on him coming over to the UFC, that anything is possible".

"There is no status", White told ESPN.

White also stated, in an interview on Undisputed, that the victor of the UFC 219 fight between Edson Barboza and Khabib Nurmagomedov could determine the next fight for Ferguson while he is awaiting the return of McGregor.

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White called the situation a "mess" and said a fight on Saturday between Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) and Edson Barboza (19-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) at UFC 219 will begin to clear the blockage at the top of the lightweight division.

McGregor became the undisputed 145-pound champion with a stunning knockout of Jose Aldo in December of 2015 but never defended the title.

"If Conor McGregor fights next year, that'll be awesome".

At this time, White said there is no update on his next move. "He fought everybody on his way up 145 pounds".

One thing Dana White did rule out, is a fight with Nate Diaz. However, White shot down any notion that the UFC should have stripped McGregor of the lightweight title by now. "They're both waiting, if Georges wants to come back", he added.

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