Just a month ago, in an interview with The Telegraph, Dana White called the possibility of Conor McGregor facing Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match 'the stupidest thing ever.'
Last night, his tune had changed on the matter.
Appearing on Conan O'Brien's TBS talk show - the host is a shareholder in the UFC - Dana White said he thinks the fight will happen.
I do think it's going to happen. I think it's going to be a tough deal, because, obviously, there are a lot of egos involved in this deal and a lot of people, so that always make it tougher.
[But] on the flip side, there's so much money involved, I just don't see how it doesn't happen.
Last week, LA Times journalist Lance Pugmire reported that Michael Conlan had said McGregor told him that the fight will take place in September. McGregor will walk out with Conlan when the Irish boxer makes his pro debut in New York on St. Patrick's Day.
— Lance Pugmire (@pugboxing) March 9, 2017
White also spoke about some of the factors which he believes make the fight intriguing.
A lot of things make this fight intriguing. Conor McGregor is huge. He's in the prime of his career. Floyd is 40. Floyd has always had problems with southpaws. Conor is a southpaw and Conor hits hard. When he hits people, they go. Floyd is definitely not knocking him out. That's for sure.
I'm not saying Conor would win this boxing match, but it sure makes it interesting.
You can watch White's appearance on Conan below.