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Thursday, Jun 15, 2017

Dana White Outlines What UFC’s Involvement Will be in Mayweather vs. McGregor

Conor McGregor attacking Eddie Alvarez (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Although Conor McGregor remains under contract with the UFC, Dana White is reporting that the promotion will play no official role, leading up to the bout between Floyd Mayweather and McGregor.

On Wednesday it was announced that Mayweather and McGregor will box on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. On the latest edition of “UFC Tonight“, White was asked about what role the UFC will play in promoting the bout, and he reported the following (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):

“None. Mayweather Promotions will build the card and Showtime will do the production. When you have great fights, the money comes with all that. The one thing I care about, that when people walk away from spending money on a night, you walk away satisfied. Conor McGregor will go in, go after Floyd and will try to knock him out. And if that’s the case, the money is part of the deal.”

White did report, however that the UFC will do some shoulder programming for the bout:

“Showtime is going to put on shows leading up to the fight because they have Mayweather under contract. We’ll do Embedded series leading up to it and we’re coming up with other plans on what we’ll do.”

The upcoming bout is expected to set a new record in pay-per-view sales.

posted by FCF Staff @ 2:14 pm
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