Dana White Comments on Mayweather-McGregor Talks, UFC Star's Next Fight

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistFebruary 26, 2017

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 07: (L to R) UFC President Dana White looks on as Conor McGregor answers questions from the media at the UFC 202 press conference at the T-Mobile Arena on July 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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In an interview with TMZ Sports on Friday, UFC President Dana White revealed that little progress has been made regarding a potential fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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:

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.

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