Comedian and celebrity UFC stakeholder Conan O'Brien got the scoop on the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. superfight from Dana White on Wednesday night.
The UFC president revealed to the late-night host that, although there's no official bout in place yet, he does believe that the clash of combat sports superstars is inevitable. It's just a matter of making sure that the many egos involved with the deal are happy.
"I do think it's going to happen," White told O'Brien. "It going to be a tough deal because there's obviously 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 money involved. I just don't see how it doesn't happen."
White doubled down on his comments during a chat with TMZ Sports, saying that "it doesn't make a lot of sense for my business, but I would never keep Conor from making that kind of money."
In terms of the specifics of the fight, White confirmed on Conan that it would be a pure boxing match.
"No kicking, no elbows," White said. "Just straight up boxing in a boxing ring with gloves and the whole deal."
After poking fun at Mayweather's size, the UFC president did concede that boxer would have an edge over McGregor in the ring. However, White also said that the size and southpaw style of Notorious" should give Mayweather some trouble.
"Conor McGregor is huge. He's 27 years old, in the prime of his career," White said. "Floyd is 40. Floyd always had problems 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."
White added, "I'm not saying that Conor would win this boxing match, but it sure makes it interesting."