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Dana White Says Mayweather vs. McGregor Is Bigger Than Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

July 12, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with MMA Junkie, Dana White spoke about the upcoming fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather on August 26, which he said is bigger than Mayweather’s fight with Manny Pacquiao. That fight brought in 4.6 million PPV buys, while bookmakers are predicting this one sells 4.9 million. Here are highlights:

On this fight being the biggest: “I think we beat the (Manny) Pacquiao fight. I think globally it is a much bigger fight. I agree that Mayweather-Pacquiao was a very big fight. But globally, with Conor’s popularity in Europe, Australia, Brazil, Canada, I think this is a much bigger fight. I think we do really well.”

On if the fight will live up to expectations: “I don’t think anyone is going to be bummed out by the result of this fight. I don’t see Floyd running into the middle of the ring and trading with Conor and trying to knock him out, but I see Conor going after him and Floyd being defensive. I hope it is a good fight. I want it to be a good fight. I want people to leave the arena and turn off the TV and they say it was a good fight. Anything is possible in a fight when two men go in there and start throwing punches. Conor is going to go in there and try to knock him out.”

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