Dana White reveals that the planned date to for Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather coincided with the recently announced Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin.
The much anticipated super-fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin was made official on Saturday night, immediately after Canelo’s bout with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
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The bout was announced to take place on September 16, which apparently was a significant date for the UFC as well. Dana White, who was in attendance to watch the boxing match, revealed that they initially planned to have the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather bout to happen at the same day.
“We just lost our date to Canelo and GGG, but that’s a good fight,” White told Fight Hub. “I’ll be at that one too!”
The UFC President, who has his roots from boxing, also spoke about being excited for the GGG vs Canelo fight.
“Canelo looked good tonight. Canelo looked awesome. GGG is fun, man. He is the type of guy that boxing needs, so it will be a fun fight — and so is Canelo,” he said.
When asked for a prediction, the UFC president had a simple answer.
“The fans. The fans win that fight. That’s going to be a real fight. That’s going to be a fun one.”
White recently stated that getting the McGregor vs Mayweather fight isn’t an easy task, but he plans on doing everything he can to make it happen.