Mayweather vs Mcgregor Live
Mcgregor vs Mayweather Live Boxing both have expressed interest in throwing down under the right circumstances, but it sounds like the sides are worlds apart when it comes to financial matters.
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McGregor previously said he’d want $100 million to fight Mayweather, who supposedly is retired after running his professional boxing record to 49–0. Mayweather doesn’t see that demand as being reasonable, though, and he extended a counteroffer to the UFC champion Wednesday while appearing on ESPN’s “First Take.” “We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight,” Mayweather said.
“They know what my number is. My number is a guaranteed $100 million. That was my number. “We are willing to give him $15 million and then we can talk about splitting the percentage — the back end — on the pay-per-view. But of course, we’re the ‘A side.’ How can a guy talk about making 20 or 30 million if he has never made 8 or 9 million in a fight?” They don’t refer to Mayweather as “Money” for nothing. He sure has made a ton of it throughout his boxing career. As such, Mayweather probably isn’t in any rush to put his undefeated record or his health on the line, although he acknowledged Wednesday that a fight with McGregor would make “business sense Mcgregor vs Mayweather Full Coverage.” “You guys keep hearing all these different rumors about different fighters want to face Floyd Mayweather,” he said. “Everybody keeps talking about Conor McGregor. He’s blowing smoke up everybody’s ass. (UFC president) Dana White, the UFC — let’s make it happen. Bring him over to the boxing world, and I’ll show him what it’s like.”“We’re the A-side and I don’t know how much money he [McGregor] has made?” Mayweather said speaking with ESPN.
“I’m pretty sure he hasn’t even made $10m from an MMA bout. But we are willing to give him $15m and then we can talk about splitting the percentage, the back-end percentage on pay-per view.“But of course we’re the A-side. How can a guy talk about $20m or $30m if he’s never even made $8m or $9m?”McGregor has previously said that his number is matching the $100 million of Mayweather to switch sports, where he would be at a huge competitive disadvantage, having never competed as a pure boxer before.
It’s also likely the case that Mayweather is off in his estimations of his prospective opponents’ earnings, as UFC fighters’ fight salaries and pay-per-view revenue splits are often not disclosed.Either way, the impasse remains for now. McGregor’s camp has not responded to Floyd’s latest offer.Floyd Mayweather is very serious about fighting UFC champion Conor McGregor.The rumored bout has been talked about for nearly a year and now Mayweather is revealing the kind of money he’s willing to offer McGregor to make the fight a reality.According to Mayweather, he’s still the bigger draw so he should receive the lion’s share of the profits but he still believes McGregor’s payday would be more than he’s ever made for a single bout in the UFC.“We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight. They know what my number is,” Mayweather told ESPN. “My number was a guaranteed $100 million, that was my number. We’re the ‘A’ side and I don’t really know how much money Conor McGregor has made. I’m pretty sure he hasn’t even made $10 million in a MMA bout.
“But we are willing to give Mcgregor vs Mayweather Fight him $15 million and then we can talk about splitting the percentage, the back end percentage on pay-per-view. But of course, we’re the ‘A’ side. How can a guy talk about $20 or $30 million if he’s never made $8 or $9 million?”