UFC President Dana White honored rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson as the individual who engaged the big crossover blockbuster between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
The bout became the second most valuable pay-per-view event in history with over 4 million buys.
“I felt the demand for McGregor vs Mayweather, felt it, I knew it would be big, so we started talking,” White told ESPN . “I bumped into 50 Cent in New York, and he said, “Floyd wants to fight your boy.” I said: “My boy who?”
“He’s like, “The Irish kid.” And I’m like, “He’ll kill him”, because I’m thinking MMA. He said, “We’ll box him.” I said, “You guys are crazy.” He said, “He’s serious. I’ll call him right now.” And then that’s how it all really got started. And then everywhere I went, it was all anybody asked me about. Then once I started to really feel it, that’s when I started to take it serious, and I made an offer.”
Mayweather is now in talks with White again. The two of them possibly are coming together for some event in November.
“We both started talking. The easiest way to explain it to you is Floyd and I both feel that we add value to each other, and we’re going to figure something out. Some things have to play out. We can do some crossover stuff here, or we can do something in boxing”, White said.