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Dana White: If Canelo-Kovalev wants to go head-to-head with UFC 244, ‘they’re f—king nuts’

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Dana White is confident that UFC 244 overshadows the Canelo Alvarez-Sergey Kovalev fight on November 2nd.

UFC 244 is quite a historic night for mixed martial arts. The November 2nd card at Madison Square Garden will be headlined by the first “baddest motherf—ker” title fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz.

Also happening on the same night is the WBO light heavyweight title fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev, which takes place in Las Vegas on DAZN. And for UFC president Dana White, going head-to-head against his event isn’t such a good idea.

“The night we started talking about this date, then a week later I heard they were gonna do that fight,” White said during the UFC 244 press conference last week. “I think they’re crazy to go the same night as us on DAZN. But it is what it is.”

White didn’t totally disparage the idea, and even proposed a suggestion.

“But if they time it right and they do this thing the right way, it could be very much like the other night when Gaethje fought “Cowboy”, and then the Fury fight was on after,” he said. “So if they time it right, it could work out.

“But if they want to go head-to-head, they’re f—king nuts.”

Co-headlining UFC 244 is Darren Till’s middleweight debut against Kelvin Gastelum.