UFC President Dana White is no longer laughing off rumors of a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor; White now believes that the fight will indeed happen. While it is not clear whether or not White and the UFC will be involved, the UFC boss is doing his share to hype up McGregor’s chances in the ring with Mayweather.
In an interview with TMZ Sports, White disagreed with the notion that McGregor stands no chance in a boxing match against the 49-0 Mayweather. Though conventional wisdom in both boxing and MMA circles says that McGregor is completely out of his depths in this matchup, White holds firm in believing that anything can happen in a fight.
“The great thing about fights, is you never know who’s going to win," White said. "Believe me, there’s a lot of weekends where I put on fights, and people think they’re not going to win, and they do. That’s the crazy thing about the fight business. If people think it’s guaranteed that Floyd is going to win that fight, why would you pay for it? There’s no guarantees.
"Conor is 27, Floyd is 40. Conor’s the bigger, stronger guy. He has knockout power. It’s an interesting fight.”