Dana White: Floyd Mayweather's interest in signing with UFC is real, in talks for deal - CBSSports.com
When Floyd Mayweather said multiple times during the build to his August boxing super fight against UFC champion Conor McGregor that "we're going to do this in the Octagon next," it was met with a collective groan and rolling of the eyes.
But if recent comments from both UFC president Dana White and the 40-year-old Mayweather can be taken at face value, this might have more legs than anyone relying on common sense is willing to admit.
One week after Mayweather told fans during a live social media stream that he could make $1 billion in a multi-fight UFC deal, White confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday that Mayweather's interest is sincere.
"We're talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal," White said. "It's real. He was talking about [boxing] Conor McGregor. Was that real? Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren't real? He usually tips his hand when he's in the media and then that stuff ends up happening.
As much as I'd love to see this, there is no way he ever gets in the Octogon, right?