Dana White blasts Mayweather vs McGregor rematch talks with "dementia" jibe

Reports have suggested that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather could be set for another showdown, although Dana White has claimed he'd need to be going through "dementia" to organise such event.

McGregor stepped into the ring back in 2017 to fight Mayweather, and it remains one of the biggest sporting events of all-time. The occasion became the second highest-selling combat sports pay-per-view in history, with a rematch potentially targeting the no.1 spot should it be given the green light.

But White has laughed off reports that a rematch could be on the cards, calling the talk "all bull****" as the fighters exchange words. And the UFC boss claimed he'd only go ahead with it if he had "dementia" in a savage dig.

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During their first and only bout, McGregor was stopped in the 10th round as Mayweather claimed the bragging rights, but it's been suggested that a rematch could take place as the Irish star wants to settle the score. Reports state that a deal is 'close', but an argument over fight rules has stalled the deal.

McGregor wants it to be a professional fight, therefore meaning that Mayweather's flawless record is under threat, whereas the undefeated champion would prefer an exhibition. Regardless of what's being discussed, White thinks that all of the talk is "bull****" and dismissed reports.

"All bull****”. Those guys are just talking on social media like they do," White said. And the UFC boss then said he would need to be going through "dementia" in order to set up a rematch.

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But a source close to the Sun suggested that an agreement may be close, although the fight rules are making things difficult. "Conor will only take the fight providing Floyd is willing to put his professional record on the line," the source said.

"So the fight will not be an exhibition, it will be an official fight. It will be at 155lb. That's what we know so far. It will be the last time Floyd ever steps in the ring so it is not one to miss. The deal is very close to being done."

McGregor and Mayweather's fight in 2017 sold 4.3 million pay-per-view buys, which was 300,000 short of the record that was also set by the boxing champion when he fought against Manny Pacquiao two years prior. Mayweather reportedly earned £233million the last time he faced McGregor, with the UFC star pocketing £107m from the fight.


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