Dana White doubts Khabib-Mayweather fight will happen

UFC chief Dana White reveals talks with Mayweather team on Khabib fight

UFC chief Dana White reveals talks with Mayweather team on Khabib fight

In mid-October, Mayweather agreed to a bout with Nurmagomedov, suggesting that they would take the fight to the boxing ring rather than the octagon, because it was Khabib who "called me out".

"I had a meeting yesterday in Los Angeles about this, "White told ESPN on Thursday".

"I don't think it's going to happen", he said to ESPN.

"I was very upset after the event", said White, who admitted the post-fight chaos hadn't done UFC's brand any favors.

White made it clear earlier in the week that if the deal on the bout is reached Mayweather would have to fight Nurmagomedov strictly under the UFC regulations.

"He added: "We went over there, we boxed him and if he wants to do it again, he's gotta come fight in the UFC".

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This is because he already sent one of his best athletes to the ring previous year, when Mayweather coasted to a 10th round stoppage win over Conor McGregor in August 2017.

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When it comes to the boxing side of things, the American superstar might have been out of action for over a year and is the wrong side of 40, but he would still be too good for Khabib and it would be just as boring and unentertaining as when he fought McGregor.

The fight drew 4.3 million pay-per-view buys, second only to Mayweather's mega fight against Manny Pacquiao in May of 2015 that drew 4.7 million buys.

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White said his doubts over a potential Khabib-Mayweather fight were similar to the disbelief he initially held about the McGregor bout with the USA boxer. "I want to test myself in boxing once, that's fair".

UFC President White said that after the talks with Mayweather's representatives he wanted to meet with Nurmagomedov's team as well to discuss the issue. For us it is also a lot of money, but I'm not interested in such battles.

With that said, though, Khabib has not been doing his chances any favours by thinking that he is able to make demands to Mayweather, which is utterly ridiculous. "That's what he should be focused on".

Khabib Nurmagomedov maintained his unbeaten 27-0 record with after scoring a win over McGregor. "You fight in the UFC".

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