FLOYD MAYWEATHER is set for a shock return to fighting next year working alongside UFC chief Dana White.
But it won’t be against old foe Conor McGregor.
The 50-0 boxer has not fought since his mega-money clash with the loudmouth Irishman in 2017.
But White has revealed that Money wants to return to action and is in talks with the undefeated star to make it happen.
White told Yahoo Sports: “Floyd wants to fight.
“He wants to fight. We’re going to probably … listen, I’m dealing with all the (expletive) that’s going on with 2020 right now.
“Floyd and I want to work together. We want to do something. We’re going to do something.
“I just need a little more time to get my (expletive) together.”
It wasn’t made clear by White if Mayweather would be fighting in the boxing ring or the UFC octagon.
The US star, 43, has been consistently linked with a return since swatting away McGregor.
But so far his only taste of action has been an exhibition fight with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.
Despite Mayweather having spent three years in retirement, White isn’t concerned.
He said: “No, it doesn’t concern me, but those are things that will all factor into the fight.
“Those are all things that will factor into the fight, 100 percent. … I don’t know. Those are questions that will be answered when you put the fight on.”
Despite the one-sided nature of their fight, many fans would love to see a repeat of Mayweather’s clash with McGregor.
However, White appeared to rule that out as an option, pointing to the fact the Irish UFC superstar has declared his retirement.
White said: “The Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight was the perfect storm. That thing was built from the fans to the media and became what it became.
“Conor McGregor is retired. Yes, Conor McGregor is retired.”
White recently told TMZ Sports that Mayweather would be keen on the rematch.
He said of Mayweather: “I know he would rematch Conor McGregor. But I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Conor McGregor is retired.
“When I’m doing things right now and running business, I don’t even think about Conor.”
But, with their first fight making in the region of £400million, McGregor might be tempted to make a return.