Hit play on the above video to watch the complete 13-minute interview segment from this week’s show, which features some spirited exchanges between Aldo and McGregor, as well as comments and thoughts from the UFC President.
“Personally, I think this is the biggest fight of the year,” said White. “This is a fight the world will be watching. When you have a fight where countries, literally countries care about the fight, it’s a big deal. All of Brazil will be watching [Aldo] defend his title, all of the UK will be watching. And then you have Canada, the United States, Australia.”
“It’s a big deal fight,” White continued. “It’s a big enough deal that we are doing this world tour. I’m gonna go out there and say, we probably spent more money promoting this fight than we have ever spent on any fight in UFC history.”
Jose Aldo defends his UFC Featherweight Championship against Conor McGregor at UFC 189, which takes place on Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.