Ellerbe: McGregor is an employee of UFC, not on Mayweather’s radar
Floyd Mayweather’s advisor Leonard Ellerbe has revealed the one stumbling block in potentially signing a fight with Conor McGregor, UFC Boss Dana White.
Due to McGregor being aligned in a binding agreement with White’s company, Ellerbe says there’s no point even beginning to discuss possible negotiations for a cross-codes super-fight.
“At the end of the day, he’s under contract with the UFC. He’s told what to do. He’s an employee. He’s done a masterful con job to try to trick people that he could actually pull this off,” Ellerbe told ESPN.
“It’s another creative way to create more interest. Nobody is mad but it’s a con job trying to make people think this is real and even mentioning him and [Mayweather] in the same breath is disrespectful, completely disrespectful.
“Floyd and I have nothing against UFC or any of their fighters. I respect all fighters who step in a ring or the Octagon, but Floyd is in the Bahamas enjoying life. He’s not thinking about Conor McGregor or anyone else,” he added.
‘The Notorious was granted a license to box in the State of California this week, something which could see McGregor make a debut in the sport next year in a bid to get the ball rolling.
McGregor would have to face and defeat someone of high stature in order to make fans believe he’s the real deal outside the octagon, and even then there’s no guarantee Mayweather would be willing to return.