UFC President Dana White has already gotten the promotion’s lightweight champion in Conor McGregor to sign the bout agreement to face Floyd Mayweather.
Negotiations have now begun with Mayweather, but according to the UFC President, it’s he who is running the deal between the boxer and the UFC fighter.
“We live in a world right now where you can’t believe anything you read,” White said to TMZ. “When the L.A. Times is putting out – who else would be running the Mayweather-McGregor deal other than me? Who? What does WME know about making big fights? It’s pretty bad. I’ve had a couple of bad days back to back with ‘legitimate’ news stories – the ‘Las Vegas Review-Journal’ and now ‘The L.A. Times.’ Trust me, I’m running the Mayweather-McGregor deal. I’m the only one in on it.”
White also recently spoke to the media saying a 50/50 purse split for both competitors would be fair, neither side commented yet on the purse split.
While there hasn’t been much breaking news on the fight since McGregor signed the bout agreement, the UFC President will keep everybody informed.
“When I do (have a new update on the fight), you’ll know,” White stated.
If the fight finally does come to fruition, a Showtime executive recently stated that it would be taking place on the fall.