It appears Dana White is serious about making the long-talked about Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight happen. So much so, he’s set a stern deadline to come to an agreement with the UFC superstar.
During an appearance on Jim Rome’s radio show on Thursday (May 11), the UFC president has given a Sunday (May 14) deadline to wrap up negotiations with Conor… or he will have to move on.
“I plan on having this thing locked up by this Sunday and then moving on to Team Mayweather and starting a negotiation with them,” White said. “If we really do get it done in that time frame, then this thing could possibly happen.”
“But again, I still need to go negotiate with [Mayweather’s team]. There’s no guarantee that we’re going to come to a deal.”
Although White made it clear there’s no guarantee a deal will be made, he said he feels “pretty good” that he can reach an agreement with Mayweather’s camp.
“I just can’t keep messing with this thing,” White said. “I need to run my business, and I have to focus on all the other things that are going on around here.”
White has said that he believes McGregor could potentially earned a $75 mimllion purse in a fight against Mayweather — largely passing any payday he’s ever seen in the UFC.