Dana White thinks boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. wouldn’t stand a chance against Conor McGregor in a street fight.
McGregor and Mayweather have traded insults for the better part of a year, and ‘Money’ recently said that he’d ‘slap the sh*t’ out of McGregor after news got out of his newly-obtained California state boxing license.
“I’m [expletive] McGregor up too. Punk-[expletive] McGregor… I’m gonna slap McGregor. I’m gonna slap the [expletive] out of McGregor when I see him,” Mayweather told Fight Hype earlier this month.
The UFC president, however, doesn’t think a confrontation with ‘The Notorious’ would be such a good idea.
In an exclusive interview with TMZ, White laid into Mayweather and ridiculed his ‘peanut brittle’ hands and security team.
“Floyd’s about this tall (points towards the ground), his hands are like peanut brittle, he has to wrap them a million times so he doesn’t break his hands,” White said, per Damon Martin of FOX Sports. “Floyd better hope he don’t run into Conor on the street. Let me tell you what, not only will Conor kick his ass, he’ll kick the (expletive) out of everyone of his security guards, too,” White said.
“I would love to be there when Floyd tries to slap Conor McGregor. I promise you, Floyd, you will never try to walk up and slap Conor McGregor and you know it, too.”
Mayweather, 39, is undefeated and retired in 2015 after cruising to a unanimous decision win over Andre Berto.
McGregor, 28, became the first UFC fighter to hold two belts at the same time when he TKO’d Eddie Alvarez to win the lightweight title at UFC 205. Shortly after the event, though, the Dubliner was stripped of the featherweight title he snatched from Jose Aldo last year.
A potential mega-boxing fight between Mayweather and McGregor is still a hot topic of debate, but White believes it will never happen.
“It will never happen,” White said about McGregor vs. Mayweather. “Let me tell you what, that fight will happen before Floyd walks up and tries to slap Conor, I promise you that, too.
“He’ll kick his head to another planet and then he’ll murder every one of his security guards.”
The longtime fight promoter recently hinted at McGregor defending his lightweight strap against the feared Dagestani, Khabib Nurmagomedov in Russia.