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Dana White Says That Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Will Happen

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Kristopher Love | 10 April, 2017, 01:12

BUFFALO, N.Y. UFC President Dana White said he was confident a proposed bout between Conor McGregor and boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr.is on the horizon.

White did go onto add that the fight is "not close" to being a done deal. "Conor is having a baby any day now, and after Conor has his baby, Conor and I are going to meet in NY".

"What I would like to clarify is all the bullsh*t about the 80 f***ing 20 split", White said at the UFC 210 post-fight press conference. "Floyd has no problem signing the contract, it's up to Conor". "I've said many times that Conor has stepped up for this company and I can't deny him this fight".

"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".

Jeff, the uncle of Floyd, recently revealed that the UFC wanted 80% of McGregor's purse should he face the five-weight boxing champion in what has become the most highly anticipated bout in the combat world. Jeff, are you the spokeman now for [expletive] Team Mayweather?

"Right now he's doing base level cardio training so that when I get back we can go into specific training". Jeff, are you the spokeman now for (expletive) Team Mayweather? And Bob Arum? You piece of sh** - fu** you too.

He says they're still not close to making it official, but believes the fight will happen. Want to 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.

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor didn't take very long to make an impression at the 2017 Grand National, arriving in a white Rolls-Royces and testing Aintree's formal dress code by striding around the race course in an unbuttoned Louis Vuitton shirt.

White says that the longer it takes to negotiate an agreement between both sides will only push back the fight that much further, but he ultimately expects a deal to be struck between McGregor and Mayweather. "I'm in a good place with Conor, and were going to meet in NY when he has this baby". "I know all the talk about the "A-side" and "B-side" and all that stuff". Is Conor McGregor not a massive star? "I'm dealing with my side, we'll let them deal with their side". McGregor now has a boxing license and Mayweather has officially come out of retirement, but only to fight McGregor. "I've been talking to [Mayweather's team] for a while now".