Dana White: Conor McGregor is ‘absolutely 100 percent positive’ that he beats Floyd Mayweather
The moment the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight was announced Wednesday, McGregor was billed as a considerable underdog. After all, the UFC star has never fought as a professional boxer, and he’s going up against a 49-0 legend of the sport.
This should come as a surprise to no one, but McGregor is positive that he’ll hand the 40-year-old Mayweather the first loss of his boxing career.
At least that’s what Dana White says.
UFC’s White joined ESPN for an interview shortly after the fight was announced, and he described McGregor as a competitor who seriously thinks he will beat Mayweather.
to be fair, neither White nor McGregor would say anything to downplay the seriousness of the fight. There is the potential for a $100 million pay day, and they are going to do what they do best — promote fights. White was never going to go on ESPN and say McGregor had doubts about his chances.
He’ll leave that for the rest of the boxing world to decide.
Mayweather and McGregor will fight on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.