As seen in the following video, White said, "We're nowhere," when asked about negotiations between the sides:
Both McGregor and Mayweather have expressed interest in striking a deal to box each other, but Mayweather tweeted on Feb. 14 that no terms have been agreed upon:
Floyd Mayweather @FloydMayweather
While it remains unclear if or when McGregor and Mayweather will lock horns, White believes he knows what the UFC lightweight champion's next fight will be.
White said he expects it to be an MMA encounter in the UFC against the winner of the lightweight tilt between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson at UFC 209 on March 4.
The UFC president's comments are in direct conflict with McGregor's views, however, as the 28-year-old told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani (h/t Mike Bohn of MMAJunkie.com) on Jan. 28 that his next fight will be against Mayweather.