Celeb News Today: UFC President Dana White Credits Rapper 50 Cent As Being Responsible For Conor McGregor Fighting Floyd Mayweather
Celebrity Gossip Of The Day: 50 Cent Responsible For Conor McGregor Fighting Floyd Mayweather
UFC President Dana White has disclosed that Curtis James Jackson III, popularly known as 50 Cent, is responsible for the fight between five division world champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor.
According to reports, the fight is the second most lucrative pay-per-view event in history with over 4 million buys.
If you recall, Mayweather had come out of retirement to beat McGregor in the tenth round at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
According to White, he never thought the idea of that contest would come off. However, it became a possibility when the demand for the fight became intense.
“I felt the demand for McGregor vs Mayweather, felt it, I knew it would be big, so we started talking,” White told ESPN . “I bumped into 50 Cent in New York, and he said, ‘Floyd wants to fight your boy.’ I said, ‘My boy who?’
“He’s like, ‘The Irish kid.’ And I’m like, ‘He’ll kill him,’ because I’m thinking MMA. He said, ‘We’ll box him.’ I said, ‘You guys are crazy.’ He said, ‘He’s serious. I’ll call him right now.’ And then that’s how it all really got started. And then everywhere I went, it was all anybody asked me about. Then once I started to really feel it, that’s when I started to take it serious, and I made an offer.”
It’s understood that Mayweather is discussing with White for some event in November. Rumours has it that he could compete in the ring once again.
“We both started talking. The easiest way to explain it to you is Floyd and I both feel that we add value to each other, and we’re going to figure something out. Some things have to play out, and then I’m going to start talking to [Mayweather’s advisor Al] Haymon maybe this summer and then I’ll have something for Floyd in the fall. We can do some crossover stuff here, or we can do something in boxing,’ White said.
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