Ellerbe took it one step further when he added that the demand for this fight is greater than anything he’s experienced in the 20-plus years he’s been by Mayweather’s side as a friend and business partner.
Not only does McGregor bring in a whole new fan base separate from boxing, but he also represents a kind of threat to Mayweather that he’s never faced before and that’s intriguing to anyone watching the pay-per-view.
“This has a different kind of feel,” Ellerbe said. “Only because for quite some time and obviously with Conor McGregor not being a boxer, this is more of a mainstream, global event because again this is something that the fans want to see. [Conor] has done a tremendous job promoting himself. Dana has done a tremendous job with promoting him and like I said, he’s the biggest star in their sport. So when you look on the other side, from the Floyd side, we all know what Floyd brings to the table. But it’s the fans, the ones that have demanded this.
“This is different from the Pacquiao fight because this is the unknown factor. It’s like Conor McGregor, when he steps in there, his stand up game, I’m very damn impressed with it. He doesn’t even look like he throws his shots hard, but he’s so slick with it
Article source: http://www.foxsports.com/ufc/gallery/dana-white-explains-why-mayweather-vs-mcgregor-will-be-the-biggest-fight-ever-061517
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