Conor McGregor Won't Be Stopped from Fighting Floyd Mayweather, Says Dana White

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2017

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 11:  UFC President Dana White (L) and UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor interact during the UFC 189 post fight press conference at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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The potential fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. still hasn't been confirmed, but it has Dana White's blessing.

The UFC president discussed the high-profile bout with TMZ Sports on Wednesday, saying it is still a possibility.

"It doesn't make a lot of sense for my business," White said. "But I would never keep Conor from making that kind of money."

Per the Daily Mail's Jeff Powell, recent rumors suggested the superstars booked the T-Mobile Arena for June 10, but White said it "has nothing to do with us."

Mayweather retired on top of the boxing world in 2015 with a 49-0 record, although the 40-year-old recently told FightHype he has come out of retirement for a bout against the Irishman:

McGregor is still active in the UFC and is the reigning lightweight champion, holding a 21-3 record in his career. While his experience has exclusively been in mixed martial arts, he is known for his punching ability and believes he could succeed as a boxer against one of the best ever.

The challenge has been finding common ground for the two to enter the ring. White offered the pair $25 million each plus a share of the pay-per-view profits, per Damon Martin of Fox Sports, although Mayweather laughed it off.

There seems to be enough momentum for a megafight to take place eventually; fans will just be left wondering when it will happen.

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