Just days after Conor McGregor pushed his nickname “Notorious” to the limit by getting thrown in jail and being marked as an outcast by UFC president Dana White for crashing the pre-UFC 223 events, people are already calling for his return to the octagon in what would undoubtedly be the biggest fight in the history of the sport.
Rumors surrounding a potential match-up between Floyd Mayweather and McGregor in the octagon are swirling and our analysts are split on whether it will go down.
When White was asked about the potential of having Mayweather make his UFC debut, he showed no hesitation that a deal would be struck:
“It’s going to happen. I’m very confident.”
White also did not hold back his feelings when learning McGregor would be his ideal opponent, calling him a “slimy little weasel” and clarifying that a lot of additional arrangements would need to be made for the Irishman to be allowed to fight again.
The two fighters first met August 26, 2017 in the boxing ring– Mayweather’s natural domain– in what was the highest grossing fight in the history of combat sports with a purse reportedly totaling over $400 million. Mayweather beat McGregor by way of a technical knockout in the 10th round.
While details for the potential fight are still uncertain, one thing is for sure: if it happens, the circus that surrounded UFC 223 will look like just another day at the park compared to the frenzy that will ensue.