Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White says “never say never,” but it’s unlikely that there will be a rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
“I doubt it,” White told Barstool Sport’s “Pardon My Take.”
Mayweather (50-0, 27 KO’s) confirmed at Aug. 26 at the post-fight news conference that he would be retiring for the third and final time after stopping the UFC lightweight champion in the 10th round of a 12-round junior middleweight fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“This was my last one. You guys have my word. I’ve had a great career,” he stated.
The bout was a financial hit. According to figures released in Sept. by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, it generated approximately $55,414,865.79. That still stands as the No. 2 combat sports gate of all-time behind Mayweather’s welterweight unification fight against Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015, which generated roughly $72.1 million.
Mayweather, a former five-division world champion, earned a guaranteed $100 million, while McGregor garned $30 million.
McGregor has not fought in the UFC since stopping Eddie Alvarez in the second round with ease to win the lightweight title. It is rumored the Irishman will defend his belt against Tony Ferguson next, who became the No. 1. contender after submitting Kevin Lee on Oct. 7 to claim the UFC Interim lightweight championship.