And White revealed that the fight was not in the final stages of talks, but did admit the clash would happen. "Conor is having a baby any day now, and after Conor has his baby, Conor and I are going to meet in NY".
'I see this fight happening, ' White said at UFC 210.
A blockbuster fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather appears to be getting closer by the day. And I've said many times, Conor has stepped up in big fights for this company, for me and Lorenzo.
"Where my gym is, the guy who owns my gym, owns the entire estate, and there's a building - I'm kinda giving away a secret here - there's a building at the back and he's just going to give it to me until the fight is on".
"What I would like to clarify is all the bulls**t about the 80 f*****g 20 split", White said, as quoted on Bloody Elbow.
Speaking to Helen Yee of Eyes On The Game (via the Daily Star), Floyd's uncle, Jeff Mayweather, claimed he knows the split the UFC are demanding. Me and Jeff go way back.
"Mayweather's team would have to deal with [Showtime]". "If you want to fight, sign the paperwork and let's do it", he had stated. You know what they know about this fight?
It's obvious that the McGregor-Mayweather situation is wearing thin on all involved and entertaining the match is the only way for the circus around it to subside.
White admitted to changing his mind about the fight after he saw the intrigue and enthusiasm with which the idea of it was received and the amount of money McGregor would stand to make off this opportunity. Nothing. Believe me. We've had preliminary talks with Conor, and I'm in a good place with Conor.
Although Mayweather would be a big favorite over the current UFC lightweight champion inside a boxing ring, White said he feels he owes it to "The Notorious" to fulfill his desire to fight one of the greatest boxers to ever put on a pair of gloves.
"Listen, everything I say is going to come off bias because he's my guy but you guys judge".
White said that he and Conor have already had an initial discussion about the mega-fight with Mayweather.
"Mayweather's team would have to deal with [Showtime]".