As rumors surrounding Floyd Mayweather heading to the UFC continue to circulate, UFC president Dana White is only adding fuel to that speculation.
In an appearance on ESPN’s Undisputed, White only stirred up the rumor mill even more while showing optimism that a deal could come soon.
“Don’t count anything out on him coming over to the UFC,” White said. “I did not believe that McGregor-Mayweather would happen and it did. So anything is possible.”
White also said that he has a meeting with Mayweather’s people on Thursday.
“Don’t count anything out on Floyd Mayweather coming over to the UFC… I have a meeting with those guys today.” — @danawhite pic.twitter.com/l2fra5MEjz
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) December 28, 2017
The rumors of Mayweather going to UFC began when Mayweather indicated he could fight in the UFC if he wanted to, but also seemed to backtrack saying he wasn’t going to fight in the UFC in the same interview with FightHype.com.
“Exactly what I said is this: If I could make over a billion dollars before, I could do it again,” Mayweather said. “If I chose to get in the UFC and fight three fights or fight four fights and then fight Conor McGregor, I could make a billion dollars. Which I can. I could do it in three fights or even four fights—I could make a billion dollars. If I choose to get in the Octagon and fight.”
White said just over a week ago that the UFC is very interested in doing something with Floyd, adding that everything is a realistic possibility.
“We’re talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal,” White said, per ESPN.com. “It’s real. He was talking about [boxing] 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 sh– ends up happening.”