Dana White Says Conor McGregor Can’t Use MMA Moves vs. Floyd Mayweather

UFC president Dana White, center, intervenes as Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor exchange words during a news conference at Staples Center Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. The two will fight in a boxing match in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Jae C. Hong/Associated Press

If Conor McGregor has any designs on breaking out MMA moves against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Aug. 26, UFC president Dana White did his best to dissuade him Thursday.

When asked about the possibility of McGregor going beyond the rules of boxing, White made it clear that it won’t be tolerated, according to Zach Braziller of the New York Post: “He would have a lawsuit against him that would destroy Conor’s life, and Mayweather would win. It absolutely cannot happen. He would be sued beyond belief if he does anything but hit Floyd Mayweather with his hands to the head and body.”

McGregor responded, “We’ll see on the night,” when the subject of pulling from his MMA background came up.

Both White and Showtime Sports executive vice president Stephen Espinoza said that language in the fight contract would punish McGregor significantly if he pulled any such stunt.

In addition to McGregor getting disqualified, Mayweather would stand

Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2721684-dana-white-says-conor-mcgregor-cant-use-mma-moves-vs-floyd-mayweather

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