Latest Floyd Mayweather Jr., Conor McGregor Update Could Be Biggest News Yet

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Since then there have been no updates regarding a potential Mayweather-McGregor fight, however this week a report emerged that WME-IMG executives Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell are the ones negotiating with Al Haymon and Floyd Mayweather's team, not UFC President Dana White.

The paper revealed details about the ongoing negotiations to finalize the fall cross-sport boxing match between former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

When asked about where the deal is at, White replied, "When I know, you'll know".

WME-IMG, the powerhouse agency who purchased the UFC previous year for over $4 billion, is led by Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whitesell, who were reportedly leading the negotiations along with Mayweather's longtime manager Al Haymon to finalize a deal for the fight.

White laughed at the report, stating that it's ludicrous to suggest that he's not involved in the negotiations. It's (the report) pretty bad.

"I've had a couple of bad days back-to-back with bad "legitimate" news stories", continued White, accompanying the word "legitimate" with half-hearted air quotes.

In terms of recent competition, Mayweather (49-0 boxing) has not stepped foot inside a boxing ring since his decision win over Andre Berto in September 2015.

"I'm the only one in on it", White replied.

McGregor (21-3 MMA), is coming off of a history-making performance at UFC 205 last November, where fans saw him crowned the UFC lightweight champion with second-round TKO over Eddie Alvarez.

"When I do [know more about the fight] you'll know", White promised about the McGregor vs. Mayweather fight.

Last month, Showtime Sport head Stephen Espinoza advised BoxingScene.com that his network will be involved in the pay-per-view and the promotion of that event.

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