UFC president Dana White has weighed in on what an MMA fighter could do to veteran boxer Floyd Mayweather a number of times over the years.
Back in 2014, White said that the women’s bantamweight champion at the time, Ronda Rousey, could hurt Mayweather “badly”.
With the mainstream hype surrounding Rousey growing every day as she basked in the glory of numerous wins in under sixty seconds, White got busy adding fuel to the fire. It seems he’s now doing the same thing for Conor McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion who is looking to take on Mayweather in a boxing super fight sometime this year.
White recently gave his opinion on the matchup in an interview with X17 Online. “Great thing about fights is you never know who’s going to win,” White said. “Believe me, there are a lot of weekends we put on fights, and I think people aren’t going to win, and they do. It’s the crazy thing about the fight business. I mean, if it was guaranteed that Floyd was going to win this fight, why would you pay for it? There are no guarantees.”
“Conor’s 27, Floyd’s 40. Conor’s the bigger, stronger guy. He’s got knockout power,” White said. “It’s an interesting fight.”
McGregor certainly knows there are no guarantees in the fight business. He lost the first of his two bouts with Nate Diaz after accepting the fight on just eleven days notice. McGregor had been the favorite to win the bout, with some bookies giving Diaz very little chance of success.
While we don’t have confirmation yet that the fight is set to take place, rumors have started to fly after the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas reserved the date of June 10th as a potential date for a clash between McGregor and Mayweather.
If the fight with Mayweather does happen, just who will prevail? Mayweather, the undefeated 40-year-old veteran with 49 wins under his belt? McGregor, the younger, stronger and faster martial artist with a penchant for mind games inside the octagon? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!
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