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Who will reign supreme on Nov. 2? UFC 244 or Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev

UFC president Dana White doesn’t seem to be too worried about New York’s UFC 244 card going head-to-head with boxing’s biggest cash cow, Canelo Alvarez, on Nov. 2.

Speaking to reporters at Thursday’s UFC 244 press conference, White brushed off questions of Canelo possibly taking revenue and eyeballs away from New York.

UFC 244 features Nate Diaz (20-11-0) and Jorge Masvidal (34-13-0) battling for the one-time only $50,000 ‘BMF’ belt that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will hand to the winner.

Meanwhile, Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs), the WBC middleweight champion, will move up two weight classes to try and wrest the WBO light heavyweight belt from Sergey ‘The Krusher’ Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) in a matchup that has squared circle fans buzzing. The fight will air on DAZN, who inked Alvarez to an eye-popping five year, 11 fight, $365 million USD deal in 2018.

Perhaps White could be right. If everything works out, everyone wins.

Let’s see what happens.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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