Conor McGregor has the power to knock out Floyd Mayweather, according to Dana White
A boxing match between the two legendary fighters looks increasingly likely with Floyd Mayweather confirming earlier this month that he is "out of retirement" for the bout.
Conor McGregor meanwhile has been taking an extended break from MMA since November ahead of the birth of his first child.
And while the Irishman has not refrained from talking up Mayweather, White appears to hold all the cards on any potential fight between the two because of his UFC contract with McGregor.
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But the American seems keen on Mayweather v McGregor happening and believes the mixed martial artist will bring something different to the ring.
“Conor’s 27, Floyd’s 40," White told American outlet X17 Online.
"Conor’s the bigger, stronger guy.
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"He’s got knockout power.
"It’s an interesting fight.”
Since making his UFC debut in 2013, McGregor has won by knockout or technical knockout on seven out of 10 occasions while all bar two of his 24 professional MMA bouts have been stopped early.
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By contrast, Mayweather is unbeaten in 49 professional boxing contests and only three of his last 15 wins have come by KO or TKO.
The 40-year-old is known for his forensic fighting style and ability to out-think his opponent.
And while no-one has beaten him yet, White does not believe the result of a Mayweather v McGregor bout is a forgone conclusion.
"Hey, the great thing about fights is you never know who’s going to win,” White added.
“Believe me, there’s a lot of weekends we put on fights and I think people aren’t going to win and they do.
"It’s the crazy thing about the fight business.
"I mean if it was guaranteed that Floyd was going to win this fight, why would you pay for it?
“There’s no guarantees."