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‘Interested’ Dana White confirms pursuit of Floyd Mayweather, bookies lay odds on UFC debut

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

It was roughly one year ago when reports started circulating about a potential Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor boxing match, to which I said “poppycock” and wished grave illness on all the rumor mongers (like me) spending such filth.

Then it actually happened.

That’s why I can’t discount anything that hits the wire these days, no matter how ridiculous, because millions of dollars in profit will make people in power do strange things, like send the aging and brittle Mayweather to the UFC Octagon.

Dana White, not surprisingly, is on board.

“We’re interested in doing something with Floyd,” the promotion president told ESPN. “Everything is a realistic possibility. Mayweather vs. McGregor fucking happened. Anything is possible.”

Who knew this guy was so ahead of his time.

After disposing of McGregor last August in “Sin City,” Mayweather retired from boxing with a perfect record of 50-0. But not before teasing a transition to mixed martial arts (MMA), which is apparently enough to get oddsmakers to lay down some action.

Our fiscal friends at Bovada have Mayweather’s debut at 5/1 (+500), while the easy “Money” is on the troll job at 1/9 (-900). After all, who wants to see a geriatric pugilist get his head ripped off by Sean Sherk Conor McGregor?

Probably this guy.