Dana White admits talks with Floyd Mayweather over profitable exhibition bout towards a UFC fighter collapsed resulting from COVID-19

Dana White has admitted the coronavirus pandemic scuppered plans to stage a combat with Floyd Mayweather in 2020.

In February final yr, the UFC president introduced {that a} verbal settlement was in place however COVID-19, and the problems surrounding it, put issues on maintain indefinitely.

Floyd Mayweather and Dana White had been engaged on a collaboration in 2020
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All year long, White teased a doable collaboration between the 2 saying there was a relentless dialogue.

White was concerned when Mayweather fought UFC star Conor McGregor again in 2017 and speak of a rematch had been mooted.

There have been additionally unfastened discussions that urged the 50-Zero boxer may face Russian star Khabib Nurmagomedov in what might be one of many largest fights in sports activities historical past.

Khabib’s supervisor, Ali Abdelaziz, claims a $100million supply was made for ‘The Eagle’ to face Mayweather however he wasn’t ready to do this till it was in an MMA cage.

Mayweather beat McGregor in 2017 and received his 50th combat
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He informed TMZ: “Pay attention, we received provided $100m to combat Floyd Mayweather. Dana White was on board, everyone was on board. However, , Khabib is an MMA fighter. If Floyd needed to come back to combat [in MMA], get his little ass whooped.”

It appears to be like like every combat organised by Dana White involving Floyd Mayweather is off the playing cards at this stage.

Chatting with ESPN this week, White stated: “The world imploded [due to COVID-19] after we have been speaking about performing some issues collectively.

“I’m simply targeted on operating my enterprise proper now,” he added.