Dana White Says there is “75 Percent” Chance for Mayweather vs. McGregor

UFC President Dana White believes a cross-promotional matchup between UFC lightweight champion Conor “Notorious” McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is now a likely reality. Now, the president is looking for a 50-50 split in the payouts.

In a recent interview with MMA Fighting, Dana White explained that he is hopeful for a 50-50 split from the fight, though he has not yet discussed it with Mayweather’s team.

“We haven’t even got there yet. We haven’t even talked percentages yet. … Floyd can think whatever, but the machine that the UFC has and Conor McGregor alone is a machine by himself. I think that 50-50 is pretty fair.” White said.

The president explained that he believes the fight would attract millions of pay-per-view purchases.

“I think this thing does, conservatively, between 2-1/2 and 4 million buys,” White said. “Other people think more. … And this thing will kill it, globally. Conor McGregor and the UFC are huge in Brazil, huge in Australia, massive in the UK and other parts of Europe.”

Dana White then explained that he believes there is a “75 percent” chance the fight comes to fruition. “I’m very bullish on this fight,” White said. “I think it happens. These guys are gonna have to come up with something way out of left field for this fight not to happen.”