White: Mayweather v McGregor deal will get done

UFC president Dana White is confident that negotiations over a Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather dream fight will be concluded successfully.

McGregor has already put pen to paper on participating in the first professional boxing bout of his career, with discussions now underway to see if Mayweather will agree to the terms on offer.

But White does not expect any significant hurdles to the fight and says the talks are going smoothly.

“I’m very bullish on this fight. I think it happens," he said.

“These guys are gonna have to come up with something way out of left field for this fight not to happen.

“We’re ready to go. And I think what we’re looking at in the deal is as fair as fair can be.

“You’ve gotta understand, Floyd and [Al] Haymon and that group are used to dealing with the scummiest human beings on the planet Earth.

“I think it’s a little refreshing working with us. And I’m not just being arrogant. They’ve said that to us. I can see it getting done.”

White insists the talks with Mayweather’s camp are yet to reach the level of financial specifics, although he is proposing a 50-50 purse split between the two fighters.

He added: “We haven’t even talked percentages yet.

“Floyd can think whatever, but the machine that the UFC has and Conor McGregor alone is a machine by himself. I think that 50-50 is pretty fair..