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Dana White reveals Floyd Mayweather wants to rematch Conor McGregor… but the Irishman is retired

Floyd Mayweather is eager to take on Conor McGregor in a rematch of their 2017 boxing bout, according to UFC President Dana White. 

American boxer Mayweather, 43, beat the legendary MMA fighter in the Las Vegas ‘Money Fight’ three years ago, which was the last fight of his undefeated career.

And while White has been pushing for a rematch between the rivals ever since then, the American business says nothing will happen while McGregor remains retired. 

White told TMZ Sports: ‘Floyd and I still have dialog and go back and forth. We’re still interested on both sides.  

‘I know he would rematch Conor McGregor.  But I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Conor McGregor is retired. 

‘When I’m doing things right now and running business, I don’t even think about Conor.’

Mayweather pocketed around $300million from the McGregor contest, with the Irishman collecting around $100million before returning back to UFC fighting. 

Since then McGregor has lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov in UFC 229, before beating Donald Cerrone in UFC 246 in January of this year. 

The 32-year-old then shocked the world in June by retiring from UFC, as he failed to get a fight against Justin Gaethje, who will take on Khabib in October of this year. 

White says that he will not take away fights from other competitors to make way for McGregor, who may not even decide to return to the ring. 

White added: ‘As of right here, now, today, Conor is retired (and) until Conor tells me differently, I’m not trying to make any fights for Conor. 

‘He is not fighting. (As) per my contract with the fighters, I owe them three fights a year. 

‘If I do not deliver three fights a year I have to pay them their money. Conor McGregor is retired.’ 

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