On Tuesday afternoon, a rather puzzling report begun to do the rounds online after the Editor-in-Chief of The Sports Journal claimed that a Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor rematch would happen in the Octagon.
According to Dubai based journalist Omar Al Raisi, Mayweather vs McGregor II will eventually go down in the Octagon with a reinvented MMA ruleset.
Posting on his Twitter account, Al Raisi claimed that, although the fight would take place in the familiar setting of a UFC cage, there would be no kicks, no takedowns, no elbows or no knees allowed – essentially, it would be a boxing match in an Octagon with four-ounce gloves.
No kicks, no take downs, no elbows, no knees. Certain things will be allowed like the clinch. pic.twitter.com/Gmv5koAG00
— Omar Al Raisi (@Dantani) April 8, 2018
The report circulated throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening but it was unanimously received with a huge amount of scepticism as fans and pundits alike found the mere notion of the unprecedented modified rules match up to be laughable.
— Jurassic Smark (@JurassicSmark) April 10, 2018
Surely you’ve just made this up ???!
— Alex Rea (@AlexReaSport) April 10, 2018
Pure BS, not gonna happen under those terms.. Ever.
— Anthony FCF (@Anthony_FCF) April 11, 2018
Eventually, the report found its way to Dana White’s timeline and, in his truly unique style, the UFC President emphatically shut down any further talk of the modified rules rematch.
None of that is even close to true. Dumbest shit i have ever heard.
— Dana White (@danawhite) April 10, 2018