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As momentum builds for a super-fight between UFC star Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, more details are seemingly emerging on a daily basis.

Recently, Mayweather has announced that he is officially out of retirement and has been putting more pressure on McGregor to make something happen on his end.

In fact, rumors are swirling about a potential fight date in either June or September, but nothing has been confirmed in that aspect.

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But, though it seems everything is trending in the right direction for what would be one of the biggest events in fighting history, UFC boss Dana White isn't buying in to the hype. White told TMZ on Tuesday that there simply isn't a date set (or even being targeted) for the highly anticipated super-fight:

"There is no target date whatsoever," White said.

That's a tough blow for both UFC and boxing fans, who want to see if the Irish star can stop Money from improving his career record to 50-0.

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White has reportedly offered Mayweather and McGregor $50 million for the fight ($25 million each), but nothing has come of that offer, obviously.

Still, with so much talking going on between the two sides, it seems inevitable that something will eventually happen. If talks don't progress soon, McGregor will face a tough decision. He'll eventually have to defend his UFC lightweight title, or else he'll have to vacate his belt.

That would be an easier thing to stomach if he had a major fight set up against Mayweather, but if that doesn't happen, he'll have to get into the octagon against someone this summer.

Since he's been training for boxing lately and not doing as much all-around MMA work, he'd be a vulnerable target for whoever he has to defend his title against.

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McGregor hasn't fought since UFC 205 in November of last year, when he defeated Eddie Alvarez to claim the lightweight title. He also held the featherweight title for a while after defeating Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August 2016.

Mayweather, on the other hand, hasn't had a boxing match since a September 2015 defeat of Andre Berto to improve to 49-0 in his career.

Though he's been retired until recently, Mayweather has still stayed in fighting shape, so the 40-year-old boxing legend won't have any problems getting ready for a potential fight against McGregor.

The prospect of going 50-0, besting Rocky Marciano's career undefeated record, is enticing for Money, but if the fight's going to happen, it needs to happen soon. Neither fighter is getting any younger.

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