It seems like the potential boxing super fight between UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is coming closer to happening.
UFC President Dana White feels like he has to make the fight happen, as a thank you for all the work McGregor has done in the UFC.
“This kid steps up. He’ll fight anybody, anywhere, anytime. A lot of people say it; very few really mean it. Conor McGregor, I call him the unicorn. I’ve never dealt with a kid like this,” White said to Fox Sports. “So for him to have this kind of opportunity, to make this kind of money, this type of a fight that people are so interested in worldwide, I almost feel like I have to make it.”
White is also under the impression that the only thing holding back the fight from happening is some financials matters for both fighters.
“It’s a fight that people do want to see. It’s intriguing, and obviously it’s a fight that Conor wants because financially it’s going to be massive for him. McGregor, he’s a guy that I have a lot of respect for,” White said. “This guy has stepped up at times when people were at his level would never step up. I’ve said this a million times, and I’ll say it again — I’m the guy standing in the living room, I’m the guy on the phone when these guys are looking down the barrel of a new opponent a week before the fight, and Conor McGregor doesn’t flinch.”
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