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Dana White on Mayweather/McGregor: 'I never thought it was going to happen'

UFC president Dana White spoke to TMZ about Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather, and his skepticism over whether there was ever a serious push to make that fight happen.

Did you think that the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather talk had finally dissipated? A couple of weeks ago, Mayweather was ready to move on from a superfight with the top star in MMA. Discussion squashed, we can move on, right? Wrong.

Just last week, McGregor brought up the "retired" boxing superstar's name during the UFC 205 press conference, and Dana White was (unsurprisingly) asked by TMZ about his thoughts on whether or not those two would ever square off. You can watch the full video at the top of the page, or you can alternatively read the transcript of the conversation.

TMZ: "They've been talking a lot about this McGregor/Mayweather thing. Do you still think it's going to happen?"

White: "No. I never thought it was going to happen."

TMZ: "You never thought it was going to happen?"

White: "No. Two totally different sports!"

TMZ: "Because McGregor and Mayweather seem to want to make it happen, badly."

White: "They seem to want the money, probably! But I don't know how bad they actually want to make that a reality. Listen, Conor's under contract with me. We can start with kicks, punches, and elbows."

TMZ: "So if there is going to be a fight, Mayweather's got to up his MMA game? He's gotta learn kicks, punches..."

White: "That's right. Kicks, punches, and elbows. He doesn't have to learn to do anything, but he's going to get kicked and elbowed."

One thing that is scheduled to happen is Conor McGregor headlining UFC 205, as the featherweight champion will be facing lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, in what will be the first ever UFC event held in New York City's Madison Square Garden.