Breakthrough as UFC boss admits Mayweather-McGregor will happen
Dana White has finally backed down as the UFC boss admitted a fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is too big not to happen.
As June dates and call-outs from both sides continue to feature in the headlines, White believes the amount of cash on offer makes the fight a formality, whilst predicting the outcome of Mayweather v McGregor won’t be.
“I do think it’s going to happen,” White said on Conan O’Brien’s show. “I think it’s going to be a tough deal, because, obviously, there are a lot of egos involved in this deal and a lot of people, so that always make it tougher.
“[But] on the flip side, there’s so much money involved, I just don’t see how it doesn’t happen.
“A lot of things make this fight intriguing. Conor McGregor is huge. He’s in the prime of his career. Floyd is 40. Floyd has always had problems with southpaws; Conor is a southpaw, and Conor hits hard. When he hits people, they go. Floyd is definitely not knocking him out. That’s for sure.
“I’m not saying Conor would win this boxing match, but it sure makes it interesting.”
Mayweather has been made a massive favorite due to the bout being made as a boxing match, although McGregor is known more for his punching than submission moves in MMA and has some amateur experience in pugilism.
A fight this summer is being touted at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and with White now on board, Mayweather v McGregor has moved even further towards becoming a reality.