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Dana White Thinks Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Will Happen

March 16, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Dana White thinks that a fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is more likely to happen than not. The UFC president appeared on Conan on Wednesday night and talked about the possibility of the long-bandied-about superfight between the two. Some highlights are below:

On the likelihood of the fight happening: “There’s so much money involved. I just don’t see how it doesn’t happen. It’s going to be a tough deal because there are a lot of egos involved and a lot of people, so that always makes it tougher. I do think it’s going to happen.”

On how the fight might go down: “A lot of things make this fight intriguing. Conor McGregor is huge. He’s in the prime of his career. Floyd is 40. Floyd has always had problems with southpaws. Conor is a southpaw and Conor hits hard. When he hits people, they go down. Floyd is definitely not knocking him out. That’s for sure.”

On getting in a fight with Tito Ortiz: “We were gonna fight one time in a boxing match but I actually never told this story publicly before but we were on a private plane on our way to Japan and it was my partners, the Fertitta brothers, myself, Tito Ortiz and our matchmaker at the time, Joe Silva. Tito and I were messing around and he put me in what’s called a neck crank. I was tapping and he didn’t stop. You can seriously hurt somebody in a neck crank, especially as big and strong as Tito is. So I just started blasting him in the ribs, started punching him in the ribs and when he let go (I) just jumped up and it was just a full blown fist fight in the plane. We were literally taking off and the plane was (wobbling) and the Fertitta brothers had to jump in and break up the fight. So then I sat on the front of the plane, he sat in the back of the plane the rest of the flight.”

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