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Dana White on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: 'I just wish we could have saw those two fight in their prime'

"I wanted to see the fight five years ago, but that being said, I just made the call today to try to get a bunch of tickets to go to that fight. It's the fight to go to, it's the fight everybody's been waiting for. I just wish we could have saw those two fight in their prime. It affects [UFC] in that I hope they do seven million buys that night. I always like to see what the ceiling is and I'm excited for that fight. I want to see it, and I hope it crushes it."

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is looking forward to what is expected to become the biggest boxing pay-per-view (PPV) fight of all time, when Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally steps into the ring against longtime nemesis Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015 inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada (more on that here). That said, it's a fight that probably should have happened five years ago, according to the most recognized promoter in all of mixed martial arts (MMA). Still, it's the fight of the year and perhaps even the century, and despite his love/hate relationship with the "sweet science," White wants to see just how successful this event can be -- perhaps so he can have something to shoot for.

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