Conor McGregor, UFC Lightweight champion started a wide range of bits of gossip when he got a boxing permit from the condition of California. The move incited hypothesis that McGregor was attempting to set up a session with boxing extraordinary Floyd Mayweather. Evidently Mayweather needs it to happen, at any rate as indicated by 50 Cent and UFC President Dana White.
White showed up on Fox Sports Live yesterday (Dec. 6) and recounted a tale about Mayweather’s gathered enthusiasm for the battle. White asserted that amid a discussion with 50 Cent, the rapper transferred Mayweather’s yearning to book a super-battle with McGregor.
White said, “I was at dinner in New York for 205, and we bumped into each other at dinner. So we were hanging out, we were talking for a while, and then I went over and sat back at my table and I ate. And then when we were leaving, he said to me, ‘When’s your boy going to fight Floyd?’ And I said, ‘My boy? Who are you talking about, Conor?’ And he said, ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘Floyd don’t want to fight Conor.’ And he goes, ‘He does, Dana. He’s dead serious about it.’ And I said, ‘I don’t know, man. Call Floyd and see what’s going on.’”
A McGregor versus Mayweather session is a longshot, best case scenario with many obstacles in its way. McGregor’s UFC contract does not permit him to contend in boxing, and Mayweather has no enthusiasm for contending in MMA. McGregor getting a boxing permit is likely an influence move against the UFC, which needs his star energy to offer pay-per-sees. The UFC Lightweight champ is searching for a more lucrative contract, incorporating a possession stake in the organization.