Alvarez Vows To Put McGregor Beating Behind Him At UFC 211

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"I've just got to do whatever the (expletive) I want to do".

"I knew this was going to be a nightmare to get done", White told FS1's Colin Cowherd, "if it can even be done".

The sticking point has always been the financial stakes for McGregor and Mayweather with both fighters claiming to be the larger draw in the matchup, which would mean a bigger piece of the lucrative pay-per-view pie that would undoubtedly earn a ton of money.

"It's not getting close at all." said White.

"You guys just offered me that fight that you knew I wasn't gonna take so you can extend my contract, because it was nearly over", Diaz said. Unfortunately, they will have to change it because Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are fighting on the same night. "I'm fine with taking a fight, but I'm telling you what it's going to take". "This isn't what I do, this isn't my business, and I'm definitely going to walk away".

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Since then, both McGregor and Mayweather have made it known the only fight they were interested in was against the other. This is the way I push myself back off the ground; this is the way I deal with adversity, and this is the way I get up. Forget about that", De La Hoya said Tuesday on ESPN's "First Take", adding, "Mayweather's better than that. "'Do you want the Eddie Alvarez fight?' How dare you".

As De La Hoya indicated, Mayweather has already fought Alvarez, winning a majority decision in 2013.

"They texted me about the Eddie Alvarez fight", Diaz to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, per MMA Fighting's Marc Raimondi. Alvarez was just 23 at the time, and Mayweather, with a 49-0 record on the line, may not want to take on a stronger, more experienced version of the Mexican fighter.

Not to discredit the former Bellator MMA 155-pound champion, Dustin knows the type of pedigree Alvarez comes with, but feels he has the ability to hand out damage in bunches.

"I respect him and I appreciate what he's done in the sport and the miles he's had to travel to do it", Poirier said. "We have to get the right deal done, or it's not going to happen".