According to UFC President Dana White, the much discussed boxing mega fight between UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor and undefeated boxing great Floyd Mayweather could take a big step towards fruition today. Speaking to the media at the UFC 211 post-fight press conference, the UFC boss explained that he hopes to have McGregor’s side of the deal finalized today (Sunday).
“We’re right there,” White told the media (via MMAFighting.com). “I’m expecting an executed agreement tomorrow, and then I’ll start working with Team Mayweather next week.”
While this is obviously a big step in the direction of a groundbreaking McGregor vs. Mayweather fight, White assured the fight is far from a done deal just yet, as Mayweather’s side of things will likely be tricky to maneuver.
“Look, we’re just getting this deal done with Conor,” the UFC President explained. “What do you think the Mayweather side is going to be like, and how much time do you think I’m going to spend on this? We’re going to give it a shot.”
White then reiterated his previous claims that he’s only prepared to spend a certain amount of time and money making this fight happen, even though it looks like it would be one of the most lucrative pay-per-views in the history of combat sports.
“Yeah [it’s going to be profitable for the UFC], but the question is how profitable,” he explained. “You can assume how many buys you’re going to do — there’s no guarantee. Every time you put on a pay-per-view, it’s a roll of the dice. You don’t know what’s going to happen. So, you don’t know. There’s some fights that you do know, and this feels like one of those fights that should do that, but you never know.”
Do you think Dana White can make this headline dominating mega fight happen? How much money do you think the UFC would make off such a fight?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/14/2017.