Dana White Explains Why Conor McGregor Has A Chance Against Floyd Mayweather [Video]
Most people have their money on Mayweather for this fight, and understandably so. He's an undefeated former champion boxer. Conor McGregor is a UFC fighter. While they are both "combat" sports, they are indeed two different animals.
White went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk about the fight, and he mentioned why he thought McGregor has a chance.
He points out that if McGregor can land a hit, he believes it would hurt Floyd. And when McGregor hurts someone, he knows how to finish them.
When Kimmel asks, "isn't this kinda like a cricket team trying to win the baseball World Series?" White gives, what I think is, a pretty good point.
He explains that boxers first learn to throw the jab. Then the jab, right hand. Then come the crosses, and uppercuts. So, as a boxer, you learn to expect certain combos. McGregor knows how to fight, but not in an orthodox boxing way. And according to Dana White, that, and him being a south paw, are his biggest advantages to beating Mayweather.