‘Floyd Asked Me To Come By’- Dana White Says Floyd Mayweather Partnership With Him Is Happening

Published 05/11/2021, 11:14 AM EDT
CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 09: UFC President Dana White looks on during the UFC 225: Whittaker v Romero 2 event at the United Center on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)


UFC president Dana White made headlines last month when he tweeted a photograph in which he was seen standing beside Floyd Mayweather and RIZIN CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara.

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In the latest interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, White detailed his meet-up with the two. “Well, Floyd hit me up and asked me to swing by his house on my way home,” he said.

“He lives like one neighborhood over from me. I went over there and Sakakibara was there, you know, and you know, Floyd had a deal going on.”

He continued, “I wouldn’t say he was looking for me… I don’t know. Listen, I shouldn’t even get into this, you know? Floyd asked me to come by, yeah.”

The UFC boss further shared they will do something soon. “He and I are going to end up doing something, eventually. I don’t know what, but I didn’t see this whole silliness going on right now. I didn’t see that coming. When he gets through this thing (we will do something then).”

The ‘silliness‘ White here is talking about was the recent altercation between Mayweather and Jake Paul. Both are scheduled for an exhibition match on June 6 at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida.

Recently, the YouTuber, in an attempt to run away after stealing Mayweather’s hat, was eventually caught by the latter’s bodyguards.

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Dana White had previously joined forces with Mayweather

White had previously collaborated with Mayweather during the latter’s match with Conor McGregor. Mayweather fought his final match that day, which was also his 50th professional match. He had defeated the ‘Notorious’ in 10 round TKO.

The event holds the record of being the second-highest selling pay-per-view. Similarly, they had an interaction in 2019 in a basketball match. Both had planned to collaborate again in 2020, but the Covid-19 pandemic thwarted their ideas.

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Mayweather recently had announced he will compete in many exhibition matches in 2021. He got slammed by people for choosing Jake Paul as his next opponent, as the latter doesn’t boast of any spectacular stats compared to him.

But Mayweather had explained his intention of fighting him as the fight could fetch him more money than a regular standard match.

While everything is under clouds at the moment, we can surely expect a giant collaboration in the coming future involving Mayweather, Sakakibara, and White.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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