And from what he says, it sounds like we are getting very close to this much-anticipated battle actually taking place. White stated in the interview that he is planning to work out a deal with McGregor this week, then he will begin negotiations with Mayweather.
In what is being speculated to be the first billion dollar fight in history, White said, “I mean it depends on how much the fight sells. If the fight sells as well as I think it can, Floyd makes a little north of a $100 million, and Conor makes $75.”
White went on to say, “Conor wants this thing really bad and I’ve said it many times, the kid’s stepped up and saved some really big fights for me so I’m in, I’ll figure it out. I promised Conor I’d do everything I could to make this thing happen so that’s what I’m going to do.”
From the first time I met Conor, I knew he wasn’t the type of star you could box into one category. Since I’ve gotten to know him, I can tell you that what you see on the screen—the now familiar face of mixed martial arts—just scratches the surface. The Dublin native is razor-sharp, disciplined and charismatic. His energy is absolutely contagious, to the point where you almost start shouting in an Irish accent after 30 seconds of hearing that world-famous mouth.
What a life this guy leads, huh?
Check out the entire interview with Dana White on The Herd below…