Dana White actually thinks Floyd vs McGregor is going to happen
Everyone that knows about this fight is tired of hearing about whether Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are going to fight. It’s either a big hype machine that won’t happen or this will be the biggest event in human history. UFC president Dana White chimed in insisting that he believes the fight will happen. Speaking with Brett Okamoto of ESPN white had to say this.
“I do think it’s going to happen,” the UFC chief said.”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 makes it tougher. [But] on the flip side, there’s so much money involved; I just don’t see how it doesn’t happen.”
Floyd speaking out
In Liverpool, England last week, Mayweather has confirmed he would come out of retirement to fight McGregor. Floyd is giving the indication that he would like to take him on in June. Duane Finley of FloCombat broke the news T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was booked for June 10th. People are speculating it marks the date of the potential matchup. Mayweather’s last fight was in September 2015. The 40-year-old fighter has a perfect 49-0 record, being one win away from beating Rocky Marciano. Floyd already has secured the title of one of the best boxers of all time but this might push him over the edge.
McGregor stepping into unknown territory
Dana White gave some insight into the outcome of the fight. He wouldn’t come right out and specifically pick McGregor but he thinks that his chances are interesting. Saying that people underestimate how much bigger Connor is than Mayweather. Also, that McGregor is in the prime of his career and Floyd is over the hill at 40. Dana comments that Floyd has problems with southpaws and Conor hits hard. He also sees a problem with Floyd’s punching power saying that there is no way he could knock out Connor. McGregor was last seen in the octagon at UFC 205 when he TKOed Eddie Alvarez in the second round. With this win, Connor became the first to hold two championship titles in the UFC.