Move over UFC 193. Less than a month later, there might be a new biggest event in UFC history taking its place.
White said that the previous record was $7.2 million set by UFC 189, which featured a main event of Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes back in July. Before that, UFC 148 headlined by an Anderson Silva-Chael Sonnen rematch did around $6.8 million.
"This thing is trending in every way, shape and form to be the biggest thing we've ever done," White said.
UFC 194 is headlined, of course, by a featherweight unification bout between McGregor and longtime champ Jose Aldo. In the co-main event, Chris Weidman defends his middleweight title against Luke Rockhold in what is perhaps the best 185-pound title fight ever.
White said he was with McGregor in Ireland five weeks ago and he predicted a quick finish.
"Conor McGregor said to me, 'I'm going to run across that Octagon when that bell rings, I am going to drop bombs on this guy until I knock him out, which will be four minutes of the very first round,'" White said. "He's saying he's going to knock him out in four minutes of the very first round."
White believes McGregor when he says he'll run across the cage. However, Aldo, one of the best fighters in the history of MMA, will be there on the other side.
"And he'll respond," White said.
The fight is set for five rounds like any other title showdown. White does not see it going all that long, though.
"I think this fight is going to be like Hagler-Hearns," White said. "I think the first round is going to be incredibly violent and I do not see it going to a decision."