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Dana White Believes In Conor McGregor VS Floyd Mayweather Boxing Match: Says It’s Possible With All The Money Involved

First Posted: Mar 17, 2017 02:30 AM EDT
UFC president Dana White answers a question during the UFC 205 press conference

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Dana White takes back what he said months ago that a boxing match between UFC champion Conor McGregor and boxing star Floyd Mayweather is ever going to happen. In an interview with "Conan" on Wednesday, the UFC president said that this fight is definitely going to happen and he believes that it is possible with all the money involved. However, he said that McGregor is going to be the underdog in this fight because the rules of boxing will have to be followed.

Dana White thinks that the boxing match between McGregor and Mayweather is going to happen despite stepping on egos, Fox Sports reported. He said that there are a lot of people involved which mostly makes this kind of deals tougher. He also mentioned that he just don't see why it won't happen with all the money involved.

Conor McGregor is the UFC lightweight champ and a former featherweight champion as well but has amateur boxing experience, MMA Fighter reported. Clearly he is the underdog at this match and the state athletic commission would surely be hesitant to pit McGregor with Mayweather who has a 49-0 record under his belt. Dana White argues that there is also a matter of size and age to consider.

Floyd Mayweather is close to retirement at 40 and is shorter compared to Conor McGregor who is just 27 and is at the prime of his career, Dana White said. Floyd may find it hard to knockout Conor who is a southpaw; something that he can't quite get over yet. Conor also hits hard and it could also be an advantage for the MMA fighter.

There is also a question of commitments. Dana White can't ignore that it would be impossible for Conor McGregor to train now for a fight against Floyd Mayweather because he's in Ireland expecting the birth of his first baby which is due late April or early May. If he has to train, he needs to be in Las Vegas where the fight is likely to happen.

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