Mayweather says he wants McGregor, offers fighter $15M
January 11, 2017
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. indicated that he has indicated that he would fight Conor McGregor if the UFC lightweight champion would take $15 million and a cut of the PPV. Mayweather stated that he was the “A” side and would want $100 million guaranteed plus a bigger share of the PPV.
Doing the ESPN “car wash,” he told Stephen A. Smith on “First Take” that he tried to make the Conor McGregor fight. McGregor stated he would box Mayweather for $100 million.
On a Facebook Live chat with ESPN’s Brian Campbell, Mayweather claimed that the last time he saw Conor McGregor fight in the UFC was a little of his UFC 205 fight on a cell phone while at Boston Celtic Isaiah Thomas’ wedding. He also stated that he Facetimed with Nate Diaz talking about McGregor.
Mayweather was doing the car wash as Mayweather Promotions is promoting fights taking place at the Barclay’s Center Saturday. His fighter Badou Jack, is in the main event fighting James DeGale.
In response to Mayweather’s ESPN interviews, McGregor posted a cartoon of himself standing over Mayweather, holding two belts.
Will a McGregor-Mayweather fight actually happen? While McGregor has obtained a California boxing license, it’s still unlikely that the fight actually happens. McGregor is still under contract with the UFC and unless they get a cut of this endeavor, I would suggest they remain the greatest obstacle (not the salary squabble) from this spectacle from happening.