Conor McGregor has been told to sort out his UFC affairs by Floyd Mayweather
The pair were supposed to have agreed to fight in Las Vegas but an unnamed third party was stopping any deal being signed.
And now it appears Mayweather has revealed that the UFC are the ones standing in the way of the fight being booked.
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“Listen, Conor McGregor, if you really want to get this fight done, take care of your business with the UFC and then have your people get in touch with my people,” Mayweather said on Instagram.
UFC president Dana White, who claims to have McGregor under contract for his next four fights, has already criticised the Irishman for failing to involve his promotion in talks so far.
“Conor is under contract with me,” White told the Telegraph earlier this month.
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Conor McGregor has laughed off suggestions that the UFC could stop him boxing Floyd Mayweather
“How would I let somebody take this guy that I built and do it without me?
“That would be the stupidest move in history.”
However, McGregor is under the impression that he will be able to book and promote the fight without the permission of his mixed martial arts paymasters.
“Everyone’s got to know their place,” McGregor said.
“There’s Mayweather Promotions, there’s the UFC and now there’s the newly formed McGregor Promotions.
“And we’re all in the mix.
Floyd Mayweather appears relaxed about the prospect of boxing Conor McGregor
“Nobody’s my boss.
“I know Floyd likes to say Dana’s my boss — hell no.
“Nobody decides this.
“If [the UFC bosses] let people go fight jiu-jitsu tournaments, they can’t stop me going to fight a boxing fight.”