UFC President Dana White has some high expectations for this month's (Sat. August 26, 2017) Mayweather vs. McGregor superfight.
Conor McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion of the world, is set to make his professional boxing debut against, arguably, the greatest of all time in undefeated 49-0 Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather is coming out of retirement, where he has remained for two years since a unanimous decision win over Andre Berto, and will put his legacy on the line against the mixed martial arts (MMA) mega-star who brings a whole lot of uncertainty to the squared circle. Not many are giving McGregor a decent shot against "Money," but UFC President Dana White has a different mentality.
White has been present for McGregor's sparring sessions and training at the UFC Performance Institute the past few months, getting a close look at "The Notorious One's" preparation for the blockbuster bout.
During a recent media call White stated that the 155-pound champ has been looking like a 'dog' in training, and he even expects the Irishman to knock Mayweather out (quotes via LowKickMMA):
“Conor worked like a dog last night, he’s in great shape,” he said during a recent media conference call. “He’s hitting really hard right now and he’s in a very good place. I loved watching it last night and I feel good about this.”
“I’m on his side on this thing, I want him to win, I expect him to win, I expect him to knock Floyd Mayweather out.”
“Listen, people think that Conor is going to be completely outclassed,” he said. “Some people are saying that he’ll never hit Floyd once. I’ll tell you this, I just watched him work out last night, he looks phenomenal, he’s in great shape.
"He hits hard and now we’re fighting in 8oz. gloves and this is going to be a fight. And anything can happen in a fight.”
“Conor has told me he’s going to fight again this year, but I don’t know what’s going to happen,” he said. “You can’t put these guys on the shelves all this time. We’ll see what happens with this fight, and that fight [Ferguson vs. Lee] is gonna move forward and we’ll see what’s next for Conor.”
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