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Dana White: We're talking to Floyd Mayweather about a UFC deal

Floyd Mayweather

In a content era in which it seems like anything and everything is possible, Dana White told ESPN Wednesday that the UFC is talking to retired boxer and all-time pay-per-view king Floyd Mayweather about coming to the Octagon.

"We're interested in doing something with Floyd. Everything is a realistic possibility. Mayweather vs. McGregor f---ing happened. Anything is possible," White told ESPN's Brett Okamoto.

Mayweather recently made headlines by saying that he could earn $1 billion in "3-4 fights" in the UFC and that "They just called me not too long ago and asked me to come back," not specifying exactly who "they" was (UFC, Showtime, etc).

Whether Mayweather has a deal with Showtime that would necessitate their involvement as co-promoters is unclear.

The undefeated Mayweather famously crossed over into the MMA consciousness with his August boxing match against Conor McGregor that generated more than $600 million in total revenue. Mayweather won that fight via 10th round TKO and was expected to retire from combat sports. McGregor hasn't competed in the UFC since November 2016 and seemingly has no plans to do so anytime soon.

One would assume that a Mayweather-McGregor rematch in the UFC would be the move to make if the fight could be sanctioned. The obvious lack of ground training would put Mayweather at a significant disadvantage against even the most novice of grapplers.

Former heavyweight champion James Toney famously came into the UFC for one fight against Randy Couture at UFC 118 in Boston, MA, seven years ago. Couture had no issues taking down Toney and submitting him in the first round easily.