Mayweather vs McGregor: Not Close But “Gonna Happen”

UFC president Dana White makes the headlines regarding the Mayweather vs McGregor proposed bout.

The Mayweather vs McGregor boxing showdown is a possible although tough deal to arrange. The challenge has been in talks for a while. Both sides have been blaming one another for avoiding the contest. The money matter has been understood as the major aspect as well as the contract of the current lightweight champion out of Ireland with the UFC.

Last week the 49-fight undefeated american boxer Floyd Mayweather announced that he returns to action. “I am coming out of retirement, just to fight Conor McGregor,” he said. In addition, he proposed to square the differences as early as in June. Following the news, the reports indicated that the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has put the June 10 date on hold to accommodate a potential match.

The president of the UFC, Dana White told TMZ on Tuesday that the was “nowhere near being done”. He has also advised that the reports of June 10 do no reflect the reality. “There is no target date whatsoever,” he said.

The day after the portal released another exclusive where UFC head said that the bout can still happen. “It doesn’t make a lot of sense for my business, but I would never keep Conor from making that kind of money.”

On Wednesday night White also appeared on Conan show. He said the he believes that the Mayweather vs McGregor encounter will go ahead.

“I do think it’s gonna happen,” MMA Fighting quotes White. “I think it’s going to be a tough deal, because obviously [there are] a lot of egos involved in this deal and a lot of people, so that always makes it tougher. On the flip side, there’s so much money involved. I just don’t see how it doesn’t happen.”

Talking about the actual fight White compared both fighters. The ages, styles as well as a potential outcome.

“Conor McGregor is huge. He’s 27 years old. He’s in the prime of his career. Floyd is 40. Floyd has always had a problem with southpaws. Conor is a southpaw. And Conor hits hard. When he hits people, they go. Floyd’s definitely not knocking him out – that’s for sure. I’m not saying that Conor would win this boxing match, but it sure makes it interesting.”