Well, it looks like the wheels are in motion, and Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather could soon be a reality.
We heard on Wednesday that Mayweather had made an offer to McGregor which would see the Irishman earn $15m as the 'B side' to Floyd's $100m purse, which he claimed is his number to make the fight happen, as the 'A side'.
We heard nothing from McGregor, or the UFC, about that offer likely because McGregor almost certainly would not tolerate earning so much less than his opponent, but today Dana White has spoken to Colin Howard and confirmed that they are exploring the possibility of making this fight happen.
Ariel Helwani tweeted earlier in the day that Mayweather vs McGregor was now more than a PR stunt, as he seemingly got word that White would soon be making an announcement.
Mayweather-McGregor has gone from pipe dream phase to exploratory phase. MANY, MANY hurdles to overcome, but not just a PR stunt anymore.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 13, 2017
And sure enough, Dana was a surprise guest on 'The Herd' with Colin Cowherd, where he reveled that an offer had been put in to both men.
There is no way that Mayweather accepts a $25m purse, even with a PPV split. Surely?
Dana also claimed that no offer was made by Mayweather to anyone, so perhaps Dana is merely calling the boxer's bluff, we won't know until we hear more from all parties.
Dana White on #TheHerd just offered McGregor and Mayweather $25 million each and willing to negotiate PPV split
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) January 13, 2017
Dana: Floyd hasn't made offers to anyone. I just made a real offer. $25m to each & % of PPV. #UFC
— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) January 13, 2017
It's all up in the air, but it very much does look like everyone involved is now actively trying to make this fight happen, or at least put it to bed once and for all if the financials cannot be agreed.
We will bring you more on this as it breaks.