After a report emerged that the UFC are set for a modified ruleset rematch between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, UFC president Dana White has squashed the rumour in trademark fashion.
The report which originated from Omar Al Raisi, editor-in-chief of The Sports Journal, claimed that there would be ‘no kicks, no takedowns, no elbows, no knees’ but would allow for clinch fighting and standard MMA 4 oz gloves.
After the report was presented to White on Twitter, however, the UFC president shot down the rumour in emphatic style:
None of that is even close to true. Dumbest shit i have ever heard.
— Dana White (@danawhite) April 10, 2018
Mayweather had sparked up talk of a rematch recently after an interview he gave ringside at a boxing event he was promoting:
”Retirement has been great,” Mayweather said. “But as you know and everyone knows, I go on retirement, I come back. Is it possible that I come back? Yes. But if I do come back, it has to be in the octagon.”
“I spoke with Showtime, I spoke with CBS. If I do come back, Showtime and CBS has to be involved … You got to talk to Showtime CBS. The money is going to be crazy. I can do whatever I want to do. I’m Floyd Mayweather!”