Dana White Opens up on His Collaboration With Floyd Mayweather

Published 01/12/2021, 9:17 AM EST


UFC President Dana White met Floyd Mayweather back in December 2019. The two were pictured sitting courtside in a basketball game between LA Clippers and Boston Celtics. Naturally, there arose rumors of two of them collaborating for an event.

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Mayweather has been boxing’s biggest draw for years, and White has been the biggest MMA promoter in the world. Unfortunately, their plan didn’t come to fruition due to the surge of COVID 19.

SHANGHAI, CHINA – JUNE 20: Dana White, UFC President gives a speech during the 2019 UFC Performance Institute Panel and UFC Fight Night Shenzhen Press Conference at UFC Performance Institute Shanghai on June 20, 2019, in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Yifan Ding/Getty Images)

The world imploded after we were talking about doing some things together. I’m just focused on running my business right now,” White told ESPN in a recent interview.

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White and Mayweather have collaborated before. The undefeated boxer fought former UFC two-division champion, Conor McGregor, for his 50th professional fight inside the squared ring.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Fans haven’t stopped speculating about a potential rematch between the two biggest stars in combat sports. But dreams of that are far fetched. McGregor is now totally motivated to recapture UFC gold as he returns at UFC 257 on January 23 against Dustin Poirier in a heart-pounding clash in the lightweight division.

Floyd Mayweather will fight Logan Paul

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The 50-0 record-holder and former multiple weight division boxing champion, Mayweather will return to action on February 20 as he will fight YouTuber Logan Paul in a charity boxing match.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather will meet WBA champion Marcos Maidana in a WBC/WBA unification fight in Las Vegas on May 3. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Mayweather was last seen in action in 2018, as he defeated young Japanese prospect Tenshin Nasukawa inside one round. It will be interesting to see him return to action once more.

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What do you think of Dana White and Mayweather ever collaborating? Let us know your thoughts.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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