Max Kellerman explains why McGregor vs. Mayweather 'sideshow' isn't happening

May 12, 2016

UFC featherweight Conor McGregor and all-time boxing great Floyd Mayweather won't be fighting anytime soon, according to UFC president Dana White. And if you ask boxing commentator Max Kellerman the same question, he'll tell you the same thing, but for different reasons.

Kellerman, who has been on hand for plenty of Mayweather's bouts, was asked by about the rumored fight, and the commentator didn't hold any punches when revealing his thoughts.

Rumors began to swirl when UK newspaper The Sun reported that Mayweather and McGregor were "on the verge of agreeing to the richest fight in boxing history" and were eyeing a date for this summer.

McGregor then added fuel to the fire by posting a mockup fight poster to his Instagram account after Mayweather said that the report might not be a rumor, and we may see a boxer take on an MMA fighter.


But in that very same breath, Mayweather admitted that he actually started the rumor, which brings us back to square one: Confusion.