White: McGregor Says He’ll KO Floyd ‘In Four Rounds’
Today, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will kick off their media world tour promoting their Aug. 26 boxing match. Their first press conference will be held in Los Angeles before moving to Toronto, then New York, then ending in London. The four-day media extravaganza is arguably the most anticipated part of the matchup as it will pit two master self-promoters against one another on their most even playing field: the microphone.
Ahead of the ensuing media blitz, UFC President Dana White went on Fox Sports 1’s Speak For Yourself where he discusses the potential mind games McGregor is likely to play against Mayweather and how effective the mental warfare will be against the all time boxing great.
“Mayweather is very poised and controlled. Mayweather’s a really smart guy. As I got into the deal – he’s surrounded by a lot of smart people too, which made it much easier to get the deal done than I thought it would. I deal with a lot of people that think they’re smart and they’re not and it makes it a lot harder.
“I always respected Floyd. Floyd and I have had our moments in the public here and there but I’ve always respected Floyd and Al Haymon is a very smart guy. Very smart guy. It was actually a pleasure doing business with him.
“But Conor is a madman. Conor is a madman. He’s gonna let Floyd know what he’s gonna do and how he’s gonna do it and everybody’s been saying to me this whole time, “‘Do you think that Conor can really beat Floyd Mayweather?’ Pacquiao just got beat by a school teacher, okay.”
Pacquiao recently dropped an extremely contentious decision to Jeff Horn, a former Olympic boxer with an undefeated professional record of 17-0-1 (at the time the two fought) who spent much of his professional career also working as physical education teacher. White went on to say that he agreed the decision was a bad one but reaffirmed that he still believes McGregor can do the impossible.
“I stopped doubting Conor McGregor a long time ago.
“Last night I landed at LAX and Conor landed at the same time from Ireland. We both landed at the same time and I was waiting for him to get out of the plane. He gets off a flight from Ireland, looks like he was just fitted at Armani, walks off the plan and says, ‘I will knock this man out within four rounds.”’
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