So, we asked the UFC prez if he had interest in Steveson ... and that's when White revealed he planned to link up with the gold medalist.
"[Gable] will be in town this weekend, and I think we're gonna hook up and talk."
Steveson -- who recently got an offer to train from WWE superstar Seth Rollins -- is gonna be in Sin City for SummerSlam.
FYI, Gable is a BEAST on the mats. He won the NCAA title this year at the University of Minnesota, as well as the championship at the Pan American Games. Gable hasn't lost a single match in 2 years.
But, just 'cause Dana's meeting Gable, doesn't mean a signing is guaranteed.
"Obviously there's a lot of work for him to do before he could make it to the UFC, but we'll see what happens."
If Steveson does ultimately sign a deal with the UFC ... fellow Olympic gold medalist turned UFC double champ Henry Cejudo recently told us he believes Gable -- with 2 or 3 years training -- could beat top heavyweights like Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou.
Either of those fights would be HUGE. But, first step is White and Steveson's Vegas meeting.