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Dana White reveals key Ice Cube negotiations running smoothly : Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor

When Floyd Mayweather’s much anticipated boxing match against Conor McGregor was announced last one month, there was still one significant problem that needed to be solved: the 20,000-capacity T-Mobile Arena scheduled to host the blockbuster fight had been double booked.

Rapper Ice Cube had already booked the venue for his BIG3 basketball league on the night of August 26, and quickly claimed he had little intention of rescheduling.

However, UFC president Dana White has revealed the negotiations with the rapper are running smoothly and that he expects an agreement to be worked out between the two parties very soon, adding that the issue was “blown way out of proportion” anyway.

“He and I talked, and we got the whole thing – I don’t want to say squashed because there was never anything there – but we got it all worked out

“But that whole thing with Ice Cube was being blown way out of proportion, number one. And number two, everything is smooth and going in the right direction.”
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Mayweather vs McGregor Fight, Roy Jones Jr. disagrees with Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya said last week that he believes a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor could kill the sport of boxing. The all-time great and current boxing promoter wrote on Facebook that he was unsure if the sport would ever recover from what he deemed a circus fight.

Not everything in boxing has that sentiment, though. Roy Jones Jr. told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that he has no issue with Mayweather vs. McGregor and will surely watch it himself. The former four-weight world champion said he knows exactly why it’s going to happen.

“Floyd is in the business of knowing what people want to see and he gives them what they want to see,” Jones Jr. said. “And they pay for it, because it’s what they want to see. So why would they not do that? It would be crazy not to do that.”

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