Mayweather vs. McGregor Won’t Happen Any Time Soon

Floyd Mayweather announced Friday that he would come out of retirement specifically to face Conor McGregor. Mayweather’s challenge would put his unbeaten record on the line, but it appears (and perhaps Mayweather realizes as well) that the fight would be a difficult feat to pull off. McGregor has already demanded a guaranteed $100 million to even participate in the fight, a payday dwarfs the current record of $2.5 million. This amount is unreachable so unless McGregor budges it would be some sort of miracle.

Even past McGregor’s personal demands, Conor is in an exclusive contract with the UFC which would present a difficult challenge in arranging the fight. McGregor has stated that he thinks he can do the fight without UFC intervention, sealing the conflict triangle between Mayweather, McGregor and the UFC.

Even if somehow all parties can reach an agreement to fight, Conor is currently taking a break from fighting and is expecting his first child in May. All of these hurdles mean more and more time before the fight can actually take place, meaning all we can do is wait for now. When this fight finally comes to fruition it may go down as one of the greatest fights of all time.