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Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather: Dana White says ‘The Notorious’ is ‘absolutely 100 percent positive’ to beat ‘Money’

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Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather superfight is now official and will take place Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Despite having the underdog tag, UFC president Dana White revealed that “The Notorious” is “absolutely 100 percent positive” to beat “Money” in their upcoming bout.

“He’s fired up for this fight,” White said. “If you look at Conor and the reason this fight is so big and the reason he’s such a huge superstar, it’s because he will fight anybody, anywhere, anytime. He will step in and fight Floyd Mayweather. He’ll fight anybody. That’s why people love him. This kid eats pressure like nobody I’ve ever seen. He’s stepping into Floyd’s world, and I’m really excited to see how he handles it that night and really excited to see his game plan.”

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather: One-sided superfight?

According to Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting, Conor McGregor is currently a +700 underdog on the 5Dimes online sportsbook while Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a -1100 favorite. It’s really hard to imagine that an amateur boxer like McGregor can beat an undefeated boxing champ in a boxing ring. However, it seems like UFC president Dana White is confident his fighter can handle Mayweather his first loss.

McGregor may not be on the level of Mayweather in terms of boxing skills but their punching power is comparable. “The Notorious” won two UFC titles with his incredible striking force which he could use to knock out Mayweather. As of now, McGregor continues with his preparation more than two months before his much-awaited superfight.

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather deal went smoothly

Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, UFC president Dana White, and Showtime Sports’ Stephen Espinoza talked about the upcoming superfight. All of them agreed that the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather deal is one of the smoothest deals they’ve ever done. At first, White thought it would be impossible to deal with “Money”, Mayweather Promotions, and Showtime Sports.

However, it seems like he’s worrying over nothing as the negotiation went smoothly. Meanwhile, Ellerbe has strong belief that the McGregor-Mayweather superfight could do better than Mayweather-Pacquiao.

“Yes, of course, why not,” Ellerbe said of the fight’s chances of reaching at least $500 million in revenue. “With Mayweather-Pacquiao, that was a fight the fans had been talking about for years. There’s not one place I go to or Floyd goes to or anyone affiliated or associated with Floyd Mayweather goes who doesn’t get asked, ‘Are you going to fight Conor McGregor?’ This is a fight the fans want. This is going to be a tremendous event.”

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