JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Each UFC president Dana White and Conor McGregor wish to do enterprise collectively.

Nonetheless, each males are struggling to wrap their heads across the collateral of holding an occasion throughout the coronavirus pandemic: the shortage of a dwell gate.

Following the UFC 249 weigh-ins held Friday, White fielded 25 minutes value of questions from a choose group of media, together with MMA Junkie. Within the midst of a dialogue concerning the UFC’s plan to normalize their upcoming schedule, White was requested if any combat was “too huge” to carry and not using a dwell viewers.

“Is there any degree of combat that I wouldn’t surrender the gate on?” White mentioned. “It’s robust to surrender on a Conor McGregor gate. It’s robust to do.”

White mentioned he’s been in shut contact with McGregor this week. In keeping with White, McGregor wished him properly on the upcoming occasions behind closed doorways at VyStar Veterans Memorial Enviornment however agreed {that a} lack of dwell gate will current obstacles for his return.

“I talked to (McGregor) yesterday, and he desires to combat,” White mentioned. “He’s enthusiastic about tomorrow, too. He was like, ‘That is so superior. Good luck tomorrow. I hope this goes off properly.’ He doesn’t like the thought of preventing and not using a crowd, both, however he desires to combat. I don’t know. We’ll need to see how this factor performs out.

“You do a Conor McGregor combat in the precise place, you are able to do an $18 million gate. That’s an enormous quantity to surrender.”

McGregor most lately fought in January at UFC 246. The combat was presupposed to kick off what McGregor mentioned could be a really energetic calendar 12 months for him.