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That meeting with Mayweather’s people is about Dana White’s boxing aspirations

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Mayweather in the UFC? Are you crazy? Of course Dana White’s meeting with Floyd’s people isn’t about that. Why would you think that?!?

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If you've been kicking around the internet during these dog days between Christmas and New Year's Eve, you might have heard Dana White on the sports network circuit talking about a meeting he's having with Floyd Mayweather's people.

Without any context, you may think that has to do with rumors Dana himself puffed up about Floyd considering a UFC run. But White later confirmed with TMZ Sports that the meeting was about his desire to get into boxing in 2018.

"Let's be clear here: Floyd gets killed in MMA, and I think even Floyd knows that," White said. "I've been very honest about I'm getting into boxing. I want to get into boxing and in 2018 the next couple of months, I'm meeting with everybody from the boxing world and I'm meeting with Team Mayweather too."

As for Mayweather getting into MMA?

"He's not talking about it," White said explicitly. "I mean, Floyd would be crazy. Obviously it would be a big deal, Floyd would make a lot of money. But no, I don't think Floyd wants to fight in the Octagon."

White gave a bit more insight into his nebulous boxing aspirations.

"I'm going to talk to a lot of people, I'm going to listen, and then I'm going to figure it out," he said. "I'm going to see if I want to do this or not. But I have a Plan A and a Plan B and we'll see how it goes."

Interestingly enough, he didn't say "The UFC is getting into boxing" like he did earlier. Is this going to be a Dana White production removed from the UFC?