Dana White thinks boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. wouldn't stand a chance against Conor McGregor in a street fight.
"The problem with the rubber match is Diaz is a 170 pounder", said White.
Ever since McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez to become lightweight champion at UFC 205 last month, Nurmagomedov has voiced his desire to fight the Irishman on numerous occasions. The victor will be announced on Monday, Dec 19.
White added, looking directly into the TMZ camera's lens: "I promise you Floyd - you will never try to walk up and slap Conor McGregor and you know it, too".
McGregor has previously said that he is not enthused by the idea of fighting someone he beat in 13 seconds. "There's a lot of talk going on between Floyd and Conor right now".
Conor's success in the UFC, coupled with his unparalleled talent in self-promotion, has turned him into a superstar during the time Mayweather has been out of the ring.
Regardless of how seating is configured, such a fight would shatter the UFC attendance record of 56,214 set by UFC 193: Rousey vs Holm, held in November a year ago at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium. It took nearly 10 years to make that fight and they are the same sport.
A potential mega-boxing fight between Mayweather and McGregor is still a hot topic of debate, but White believes it will never happen. He really don't want to fight. It would be ugly for Floyd.
Conor McGregor has fired the latest shot in his war of words with Floyd Mayweather.
McGregor, 28, recently announced that he was taking time off until at least May for the birth of his first child. McGregor doesn't generally take too kindly to anything he perceives as a slight.
What a year it has been for Conor McGregor.
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