In an interview this week, White talked about what preparation Mayweather would need if he did fight McGregor.
“No. I never thought it was going to happen,” White said when a paparazzo asked if he thought the dream fight would go down. “No. [it’s] two totally different sports! They seem to want the money, probably. But I don’t know how bad they actually want to make that a reality. Listen, Conor’s under contract with me. We can start with kicks, punches, and elbows – [Floyd] doesn’t have to learn to do anything, but he’s going to get kicked and elbowed.” (TMZ Sports)
During a recent press conference for UFC 205, McGregor did not hold back the possibility of getting Mayweather to fight him.
“Who the f*ck is that guy? Who the f*ck is that? Who the f*ck is that? Oh my God. When I take that guy’s belt – when I take that guy’s belt, I’m looking around, I don’t know what anybody else has – I might have to jump up and f*cking drag Floyd Mayweather and see what the f*ck he’s at.”
— Mike Johnston (@MikeyJ_MMA) September 27, 2016
A few weeks ago, Mayweather downplayed the idea of a McGregor match happening.
It was fun while it lasted, but Floyd Mayweather put the Conor McGregor hype train out of service on Saturday. Mayweather, in an interview with FightHype.com, said that it is time for him to move on from trying to put a fight together with McGregor. “I tried to make the fight happen between me and Conor McGregor,” Mayweather said. “We wasn’t able to make the fight happen, so we must move on.” (Yahoo! Sports)
In late May, Floyd teased fans with a promotional advertisement featuring himself and McGregor.