"Want to make 150 million? Come over here and get your ass whooped."
It didn't take long for Dana White to fire his rebuttal, after hearing Floyd Mayweather insist upon fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov inside of a boxing ring, and not an octagon. His message to Floyd was simple: "He's gonna have to come here and get his ass whoopin', we (the UFC) did that last time. You gotta come here this time."
The UFC president was rather terse in speech when he tackled the issue of a potential $150 million purse bid. "Want to make 150 million? Come over here and get your ass whooped," he warned Floyd Mayweather. The shrewd business person he is, Dana White doesn't want to be left out the cold, in the event of a Khabib-Floyd fight, and he sure as hell doesn't want to see one of his prize fighters suffer an additional loss, at Floyd's expense.
Dana White issued his proviso to Floyd via TMZ, who caught the UFC head honcho outside a Beverly Hills resort. White confessed to reaching no conclusions on Khabib or Conor's opponents, a matter which is likely tied up with their suspended purses, and a still-pending investigation from the Nevada State Commission.
Dana was essentially responding to claims made by Floyd, in which he stated that Khabib was undeserving of a nine-figure payday like himself. "They said it has to happen in the Octagon," Floyd told journalist Don King. "And I said, 'Just tell me where Khabib has made 9 figures before in the Octagon!' If he hasn't made nine figures, he's not the A-side. So, I'm the A-side."
Floyd added, "It's my way, my rules. I'm Floyd 'Money' Mayweather!" Khabib seems willing to meet those conditions, provided the fight takes take place in his homeland (Moscow). His UFC contract with Dana White hangs in the balance.