Dana White has given Conor McGregor his blessing to fight Floyd Mayweather.
The UFC President was seen as one of the obstacles standing in the way of the superfight happening, with The Notorious contracted to the UFC franchise.
White has previously dismissed the notion of the fight happening at all.
But he has now changed his tune, and told Conan O’Brien last night “I don’t see how it doesn’t happen.”
“I do think it’s gonna happen”, he said.
“I think it’s going to be a tough deal.
“There’s obviously a lot of egos involved in this deal and a lot of people, so that always makes it tougher.”
“On the flipside, there’s so much money involved, I just don’t see how it doesn’t happen.”
Watch the interview below:
Speculation last week suggested the fight could take place as early as June.
White also insisted that the fight would be a straight up boxing bout- and nothing else.
“It would be boxing. No kicking, no elbows. In a boxing ring with gloves and the whole deal.
White also backed McGregor to come out on top, pointing to the Dubliner’s age, size and fighting style as the reasons why.