The super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is quickly approaching and to help boost the already amped up hype surrounding the event, UFC President Dana White had time to sit down with Jimmy Kimmel for a discussion. Getting right into the meat of things, White went on to discuss McGregor’s chances against Mayweather and why be believes in him so much, crediting his self-confidence as a huge factor.
During the talk, White even told Kimmel that all the back-and-forth smack talk during the promotional tour — which hit major cities such as Los Angeles, Toronto, New York and London — is all a part of the buildup surrounding the fight. However, White opened up about one moment towards the end of the tour that made him extremely nervous. “I got one job,” White told Kimmel. “Make sure these two don’t touch each other.”
But during the fourth stop in London, McGregor did something that made him really mad and that could have started an actual fight between Mayweather and McGregor right on stage. “When we got to London, Conor went by and slapped [Floyd] on top of his head,” White said, “and that’s not allowed… I was yelling at Conor the whole time while it was happening. I saw it coming, and I was like, ‘Conor, nooooo…’ It was like slow motion.” Watch that moment below and catch the full interview above.
For those interested fans, tickets for the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight will start at $500 USD.
Conor McGregor rubs Floyd Mayweather's bald head on stage pic.twitter.com/AoZZpjp3QZ
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