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Dana White looking to get Brock Lesnar this summer - Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz and more!
During a new interview with Megan Olivi, Dana tells us all about the new ESPN deal and also, Brock Lesnar, Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz and much more Here is the link to the 20 minute interview with Dana White: Around the 18 minute mark, Dana addresses Brock Lesnar. He states that Brock will tell him when he is ready to fight, and he hopes to hear from him this summer. He said both DC and Brock want to fight each other bad, and he believes he will make it happen this summer. I think this will be in July, international fight week! Do we still care about the DC vs Brock fight? I do, now there has been so much talk let's get it on. I know Brock doesn't deserve it etc, but the UFC doesn't always work that way. I want to see DC smash him! Dana White also mentions how he believes DC is still at the very peak of his game, and would love to see him push his retirement back by a year. He mentioned the Brock fight, a Stipe rematch, and a 3rd outing with Jones. I think we would all love to see these fights! How do you feel about DC extending his retirement? Dana also addresses Conor McGregor, and how once the Holloway vs Poirier vs Khabib fights all play out that he can then start making big moves involving Conor again. Dana also talks about the Diaz brothers. He basically says that they have both been offered many great fights but they just don't accept them. Most of this interview is a big ESPN deal plug, which is cool, but the second half is lots about fights!
Could we see Khabib vs Mayweather?
https://thumbor.forbes.com/thumbor/960x0/https%3A%2F%2Fblogs-images.forbes.com%2Fbrianmazique%2Ffiles%2F2018%2F11%2FUntitled-design-1200x675.jpg UFC President Dana White isn't saying it's close, but he did say he had a meeting about a proposed Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov bout, per ESPN. Aside from banter from both fighters, that's the first real acknowledgment of the rumored fight we've heard from White. Because Nurmagomedov is under contract with the UFC, he'd need clearance to compete in such an event, but White insists the bout must be fought in the UFC's Octagon under mixed martial arts rules, not another boxing match like the one between Mayweather and Conor McGregor last year. “We went over there, we boxed him and if he wants to do it again, he’s gotta come fight in the UFC,” White said. “I don’t think it’s very realistic at all but I didn’t think the boxing match was either and it happened so we’ll see. “There will no be a boxing match. Obviously, if it was something that Khabib really wanted to do, we’d sit down and talk about it but I don’t like anything about it. I haven’t talked to Khabib about it at all. His interest needs to be defending his title over here. That’s what he should be focused on.” Mayweather scored a 10th-round TKO over McGregor in the bout and both men enjoyed a mammoth payday for their efforts. Clearly, the UFC gained monetarily as well as the co-promoter of the event. A similar arrangement would likely have to be made for a Mayweather-Nurmagomedov bout. “There’s a reason why Floyd Mayweather wants to fight my guys,” White said. “Because there’s big money there for him. Obviously, there’s big money there for us but I’m not into making those kinds of fights. If Floyd wants to come over here, he said he’s been wrestling and doing this and that, if he wants to come over and fight in the UFC, he’s more than welcome.” It's difficult to imagine Mayweather agreeing to an MMA bout with anyone. let alone a fighter with Nurmagomedov's style. The fight is going to go to the ground, and that is obviously where Mayweather has had little-to-no training. As a businessman who always looks to chase low-risk-high-reward opportunities, an MMA bout with Nurmagomedov doesn't seem like it matches the profile. Then again, this is combat sports and we've learned you can never rule anything out.