Dana White Says Conor McGregor Wants Floyd Mayweather Rematch “Really Bad”

Conor McGregor
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Since losing via 10th round TKO to Floyd Mayweather in August, all the talk has been: what is next for Conor McGregor?

Just weeks ago, he said he’ll be returning to the UFC. However, according to Dana White, the MMA superstar badly wants a rematch against Mayweather.

“Conor wants that fight again really bad,” White said. “I told Conor what you did was amazing. I was sitting there with my partner Lorenzo [Fertitta] and I kept saying, ‘Oh my god, we found this kid in Ireland four years ago. He’s going into the sixth round with Floyd Mayweather. He’s going into the seventh round with Floyd Mayweather.’

“He did extremely well, but Conor was not happy with his performance and obviously Conor, truly he believed he was going to win that fight.”

While White doesn’t seem opposed to McGregor pursuing another boxing match, the immediate focus is to get him inside the Octagon to defend his lightweight title.

“I know deep down he would do that fight again. But he needs to get back to MMA and defend his title,” White concluded.