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Dana White predicts Mayweather vs McGregor fight to top 5 million PPV buys

How many PPVs is the Aug. 26, 2017, Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match going to move? Dana White is betting on a lot.

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It's all Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, all the time. And what can we say? It's by far the biggest MMA news for the year, even though it's a boxing match! The interest in the already hyped fight has shot through the roof since the bout was signed into reality, and it's tracking to be a much larger event than anyone, including Dana White, initially expected.

White was on Canadian sports channel TSN earlier to build up the fight and try to convince people that his man Conor McGregor has a legit shot at beating the pound for pound greatest boxer in the world.

"I don't see Floyd Mayweather as this indestructible, undefeatable guy," White said. "Is he slick? Can he try to stay away from Conor? Can he move? Can he roll with the punches? Can he do all that? Absolutely. But in a 12 round fight, Conor McGregor will at least hit him a couple of times."

Eh, you’re gonna have to do better than that.

"Floyd Mayweather's going to fight at 154 pounds against a monster!" he exclaimed. "Conor McGregor is huge. I don't think people are really going to realize -- you know, all this talk about, all the guys saying 'Floyd's going to destroy him! Floyd's going to destroy him!’ Wait til they meet face to face for the first time and square off, and people see the difference in the size between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather."

Now we’re getting somewhere.

During the interview, the TSN anchor asked him what he thought of Vegas odds on the pay-per-view sales, which had an over / under of 4.99 million buys.

"I'll take the over on that," White said.

If Dana keeps spinning McGregor's chances effectively for the next two months, he could very well be right on that bet.

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