UFC President Dana White, who has long flip-flopped on the issue, is now saying that a mega fight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather will happen, in his opinion.
McGregor and Mayweather have been publicly flirting with the idea of the super fight for some time now. The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has reportedly been booked for June 10, though an official confirmation remains nonexistent.
Even though no confirmations have been offered, White believes there’s simply too much money to be made for this showdown not to come to fruition.
“I do. I do think it’s going to happen,” White said recently. “I think it’s going to be a tough deal, there’s obviously a lot of egos involved in this deal and a lot of people so that always makes it tougher.
“On the flipside, there’s so much money involved, I just don’t see how it doesn’t happen.”
If unconfirmed reports are to be believed, the two fighters have agreed on a date and a financial contract for their alleged boxing match. However, further details must be hammered out as well.
Both fighters are Vegas regulars, but Mayweather has an affinity for the MGM Grand. The T-Mobile Arena can hold 20,000 fans, which may not be enough for what could be the biggest payday in both boxing and mixed martial arts history.
Mayweather announced last week that he was coming out of retirement to fight McGregor. The two have engaged in some verbal sparring over the last year, stoking the excitement of fans across the world.
Will it actually happen? We sure hope so.