UFC President Dana White said Wednesday night that he has completed negotiations with reigning UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in hopes of setting up a showdown against Floyd Mayweather Jr. later this year.
Appearing on TNT's Inside the NBA following Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden, White said the McGregor side is "done" and that he's "starting to work on the Mayweather side now."
White also confirmed that if the fight is made it's "going to be straight up boxing."
White's complete remarks can be viewed below:
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“McGregor / Mayweather... Is it happening? Is it a myth? What’s going on?” -@SHAQ asks @danawhite the question on everyone's minds. #UFC https://t.co/8v0gpngTdj2017-5-18 03:33:08
Last week, White expressed confidence he would be able to complete McGregor's side of the deal before trying to hash out an agreement with Money, who went 49-0 in the boxing ring before his retirement in 2015.
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However, the UFC boss cautioned negotiating with Mayweather's team may not be easy.
"I still need to go negotiate with [Mayweather's team]," he said on The Jim Rome Show, according to ESPN.com news services. "There's no guarantee that we're going to come to a deal."
In April, White appeared on The Herd with Colin Cowherd and estimated McGregor would earn somewhere around $75 million if the parties agree to a fight, while Mayweather would likely make a shade over nine figures to participate in the highly anticipated clash.