UFC President Dana White is advising fans to pay no attention to the circulating internet chatter regarding a potential boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The chatter first began a few days ago, when Khabib posted a video to social media, where the MMA star was side by side with Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe - and the fighter challenged Mayweather to a battle of unbeatens.
It didn't take long for Mayweather respond - as the five division world champion made it clear that he was more than willing to break his year long retirement for the fight.
According to White, there have been zero discussions between the UFC and Mayweather. And White views all of this as nothing more than a publicity stunt.
"Don't pay attention to it," White told ESPN. "First of all, the Mayweather team has not approached us at all. Khabib is under contract with the UFC. Floyd is very good about getting his name out there when he wants to."
Earlier this month, Khabib submitted Conor McGregor at UFC 229 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but he's also facing a long suspension after a post-fight scuffle with members of McGregor's team.
While White is paying no attention to Mayweather's statements - Khabib's manager Ali Abdelaziz told ESPN that his fighter would certainly entertain the idea.
"I'm talking to everybody right now," Abdelaziz said. "At the end of the day, Khabib is a UFC fighter. He has a contract with the UFC and we respect the contract. ... But we're open, if Floyd wants to box Khabib.
"You have a guy who is 50-0, a guy who is 27-0. Both have never tasted defeat. Khabib brings 2.5 billion Muslims around the world, some of the richest countries in the world, and they're behind him. Floyd Mayweather is a megastar. Floyd 'Money' Mayweather. If the two forces clash, that's a real fight."