"Not ever." Kavanagh cornered McGregor as the UFC lightweight champion lost a boxing match to Mayweather via 10th round technical knockout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26.
With White's optimism and Floyd's possibility of gaining a billion dollars, it is likely that a UFC fight between McGregor and Mayweather will become a possibility, especially since Floyd has expressed earnest interest in making it a reality, and according to White, anything Floyd talks about comes to life. ESPN's Brett Okamoto reached out to White to see how serious Mayweather is with signing. Still, Conor McGregor coach John Kavanagh is more than a little skeptical that Mayweather stepping into the Octagon will ever come to fruition. 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 shit ends up happening". "Dana told me that Floyd wants to make a deal in the UFC". Everything is a realistic possibility. Mayweather versus McGregor fucking happened.
Mayweather seemed at least a little bit interested in the prospect earlier this month, mainly because of the "hugely lucrative" aspect of it all. "I can come right back". I can go fight in the octagon. Those numbers figure to factor into Mayweather's decision to consider a move to the octagon, with him already teasing that he could make $1 billion from three or four fights in the UFC.More news: Thomas Davis suspended two games for hit, will appeal
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One would have to think if Mayweather did fight in the UFC they'd give him an opponent who isn't very good at taking people down to the ground. "And Floyd, as much as he does the money thing and this and that, Floyd was actually very easy to work with". White told ESPN that global pay-per-view buys settled around 6.5 million.
Floyd Mayweather has said that he's happily retired, and that he's not fighting anymore "no matter what the price is".
In all honesty it still seems like a pie-in-the-sky scenario that Mayweather would agree to an MMA fight in the UFC as he has a flawless, unblemished record in boxing, while competing in the Octagon would nearly certainly hand him a humiliating defeat.