Dana Credits 50 Cent For Mayweather-McGregor
In a new interview with ESPN, Dana White has handed credit to the second-highest selling pay per view fight in history to not himself, nor Floyd Mayweather or Conor McGregor, but to 50 Cent.
That’s right, White explained that a chance meeting with the G-Unit leader got the ball rolling on the historic cross-sport showdown.
“I felt the demand for McGregor vs Mayweather, felt it, I knew it would be big, so we started talking,” White told ESPN . “I bumped into 50 Cent in New York, and he said, ‘Floyd wants to fight your boy.’ I said, ‘My boy who?’
“He’s like, ‘The Irish kid.’ And I’m like, ‘He’ll kill him,’ because I’m thinking MMA. He said, ‘We’ll box him.’ I said, ‘You guys are crazy.’ He said, ‘He’s serious. I’ll call him right now.’ And then that’s how it all really got started. And then everywhere I went, it was all anybody asked me about. Then once I started to really feel it, that’s when I started to take it serious, and I made an offer.”
“We both started talking. The easiest way to explain it to you is Floyd and I both feel that we add value to each other, and we’re going to figure something out,” White continued. “Some things have to play out, and then I’m going to start talking to [Mayweather’s advisor Al] Haymon maybe this summer and then I’ll have something for Floyd in the fall. We can do some crossover stuff here, or we can do something in boxing.'”
Quotes Transcribed: Boxing Scene