Dana White sets deadline for Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather negotiations
UFC president Dana White is ready to either get the deal done for Conor McGregor to face off with Floyd Mayweather, or he’s walking away from the negotiating table altogether.
White has stated for weeks that he was going to do everything in his power to get the fight done that would see the current UFC lightweight champion likely pocket a paycheck that could potentially exceed $75 million for the matchup with Mayweather.
According to White, his plan was to sit down with McGregor following the birth of his child, which took place last weekend, and now it appears he plans on speaking to the Irish fighter on Sunday to hammer out a deal.
White told Jim Rome on Thursday that he’s hoping to wrap up McGregor’s part of the negotiations on Sunday before then moving on to deal with Mayweather’s camp starting on Monday.
“I plan on having this thing locked up by this Sunday and then moving on to Team Mayweather and starting a negotiation with them. If we really do get it done in that time frame, then this thing could possibly happen,” White said.