With the world waiting for official confirmation of the Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather fight, Dana White has stated that he feels he has to get the bout booked.
Although the UFC President initially stated that there was no way that a fight between the pair would ever take place, he recently changed his tune stating that there was too much money involved for it not to.
Now, White has gone one further saying that he feels he has a personal responsibility to help get the fight made given everything Conor McGregor has done for the promotion.
“This kid steps up. He’ll fight anybody, anywhere, anytime,” White said, speaking on The Herd. “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. 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 went on to say that he understands why so many people want to see the fight booked and that although McGregor might be the underdog, the Irishman doesn’t bat an eyelid no matter who is thrown in front of him.
“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,” White said. “McGregor, he’s a guy that I have a lot of respect for.
“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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