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Dana White: Mayweather-McGregor still ‘not close’

Dana White says there’s nothing close for Mayweather-McGregor, but he’s still working.

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UFC’s Dana White says that any potential deal for a fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is still “not close,” but that he continues to try his hardest to make the fight happen.

From TMZ:

“Still working on it. Obviously, this isn’t a — no, (we’re not close). I saw a quote the other day from the guy from Showtime who said that I’m stalling the thing, because I’m worried that McGregor will retire after this fight, which is completely false. Not even close to being true.”

“To get a deal like this done, this doesn’t happen in a couple months. It’s gonna be a tough deal to get done. If it gets done at all, it’s gonna be tough. It’s not that I’m having doubts, never did I guarantee that a deal would get done. But I did guarantee that I’d try my hardest.”

Mayweather recently tried to sell the fight by “admitting” that he could potentially lose to McGregor, which should work well enough for at least some people to be further intrigued by the matchup, even if most of us who have paid attention to Mayweather for years now know that it’s just a sales tactic.

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