Dana White Disputes Claims, Says He's 'Running' Mayweather-McGregor Negotiations

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The talks are between the UFC ownership group - Ari Emanuel's Beverly Hills agency WME-IMG - and Mayweather's powerful manager, Al Haymon, the head of Premier Boxing Champions.

Despite the fact WME-IMG owns the UFC after purchasing it for more than $4 billion this past summer, White has still been the face of promotional efforts.

Early this week, the L.A. Times reported the super fight between Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor was being targeted for early fall.

But according to White, this was far from the truth. "Who else would be running the Mayweather-McGregor deal than me?.Trust me, I'm running the Mayweather-McGregor deal".

Last month McGregor attempted to force the issue by announcing he had signed on the dotted line for the fight to happen.

Mayweather has been out of action since September 2015 when he scored a one-sided unanimous decision victory over Andre Berto, announcing his retirement after the bout. This win also tied him with Rocky Marciano's legendary ideal career record. I've had a couple of back-to-back days with bad "legitimate" news stories with the Las Vegas review Journal and now the L.A. Times.

The American has promised he is ready to come out of retirement to take on McGregor, who past year became UFC's first ever simultaneous two-weight champion. However, White was recently forced to respond to a Los Angeles Times article that stated that he was not in on the current talks between the two sides.

But now both fighters finally appear to have given the go-ahead to going head-to-head, White has been pushed aside to get a deal over the line.

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

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