By Rich Cheney: UFC honcho Dana White says there’s contract language that doesn’t allow UFC star Conor McGregor to start using MMA moves during his August 26 fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. White points out that the Mayweather-McGregor fight will be taking place under the rules of boxing, and that it’ll cost the 28-year-old McGregor a lot of money if he starts using MMA moves during the fight. This is a fight that will be fought under the rules of boxing only.
There are more than a few boxing fans that have been expressing hope that McGregor will nail Mayweather with an MMA move during the fight to knock him cold. Some of these fans are betting that McGregor will start losing the fight and will then be disqualified for fouling Mayweather with kick, knee or an elbow.
Dana White said this via Fighthype:
“That will not happen!” White said during the conference call. “First of all, obviously, that is absolutely in the contract, number one. And number two, this is a boxing match under the Nevada State Athletic Commission, under the rules of boxing, and I mean, when you talk about a guy of Floyd Mayweather’s level and value in the sport and things like that, I mean, the lawsuit if that ever happened would, you know – Conor likes money, man, and Conor would [part with a lot of money] if that were to ever happen. So, yeah, that will not happen!”