McGregor-Mayweather talk up fight, White warns Conor
January 29, 2017
Conor McGregor’s pay-per-view interview took place on Saturday. While I did not view the interview, he had a lot to say including keeping alive the dream of a Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight. As if coordinated by the two, Floyd Mayweather her with talk about the fight.
Of course, the two sides are just talking up a fight that may never happen.
Yet, Mayweather made it sound it could happen with the subtle proviso that it must be a Showtime PPV. Mayweather was being interviewed on the network during Showtime’s boxing event Saturday.
On his end, McGregor is attempting to burn his bridge with the UFC by coordinating this fight with Mayweather on his own. An Instagram post on Saturday included a rant in which he wrote “F*** the UFC.” Dana White responded that if he attempted to go without the UFC it would be an “epic fall” for McGregor.
If you read between the lines, if you are hoping for a McGregor-Mayweather fight, expect a Zuffa lawsuit prior to that happening. In the alternative, you might expect the UFC to be a co-promoter for a hefty sum. Bottom line is that McGregor is under contract and he would be in breach of contract if he were to fight without the UFC’s permission. A potential lawsuit would come in the form of an injunction to prevent the fight from happening. Still, McGregor’s comments gives us something to talk about while he’s out on leave.