Report: Mayweather $100M, McGregor $30M disclosed purses for The Money Fight

August 25, 2017

MMA Fighting reports the Nevada Athletic Commission has disclosed the fighter purses for The Money Fight and Conor McGregor will make $30 million and Floyd Mayweather will receive $100 million.

The purses exclude the ancillary revenue the fighters will make such as sponsorships and PPV upside.

The $30 million payday will be 10 times the amount of the highest pay he reportedly made in the UFC.  Mayweather may make an additional $20 million on fight night sponsorship deals alone.

Payout Perspective:

It’s a 70/30 split which I had believed would happen and still shows you that Mayweather is the “A” side.  There was no way that Conor and the UFC would have received a better deal than Pacquiao who received in the neighborhood of a 60-40 split.  Still, $30 million is a lot of money.  We will see once it all shakes out how much each (and of course the UFC) received from The Money Fight.

43 Responses to “Report: Mayweather $100M, McGregor $30M disclosed purses for The Money Fight”

  1. Yan Desjardins on August 26th, 2017 4:31 AM

    It’s not a 70/30 split. It’s a 77/23 split.

  2. d on August 26th, 2017 6:37 AM

    This is just a formality when it comes down to disclosures. It is not an accurate split in terms of full details.

    “Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe says the two sides have a confidentiality agreement that restricts them from revealing all of the financial details publicly. There will be a preliminary release of the purses, per Nevada State Athletic Commission law the day before the fight, but that is only a baseline figure.”

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianmazique/2017/06/16/the-estimated-purses-for-floyd-mayweather-vs-conor-mcgregor-fight-are-staggering/#62562f053d00

    The UFC would never give up all of the rules in this fight and then allow a 70-30 split. It would not be beneficial to them in any way shape or form. They make over 30m every time McGregor fights in the cage. In order for them to be willing to do this, that number would have to clearly exceed 30m.

    One other thing to take into consideration- Showtime/Mayweather are covering all the expenses for the fight. Promotional/Distribution costs.

  3. Fight Fan on August 26th, 2017 6:43 AM

    A side is Floyd that’s clear

  4. Fight Fan on August 26th, 2017 6:46 AM

    Haha d trying to do damage control there is a photo of the purses d, this is official

  5. d on August 26th, 2017 6:54 AM

    Hahaha. Hey genius, do you understand what a formality is? Ellerbe points it out clear as day.

  6. Fight Fan on August 26th, 2017 7:18 AM

    Facts, Floyd made way more than McTapper lol

  7. d on August 26th, 2017 7:45 AM

    FF, you are not very bright.

  8. Fight Fan on August 26th, 2017 8:07 AM

    Don’t even have to be bright to know Floyd owned ufc and McTapper with the money on this one. Ufc was desperate for money being 4 billion in debt and sold themselves out for this one to make a quick buck. Tonight McTapper gets schooled.

  9. d on August 26th, 2017 8:14 AM

    FF enjoys fabrication. He’s probably at his BWW’s right now still in denial that they are hosting the May-McG fight, but didn’t have the May-Pac fight. Hahaha.

    Watch the monster financial figures from this fight roll in.

  10. Fight Fan on August 26th, 2017 9:35 AM

    I’m watching for sure, it ain’t going to McTapper lol, going to ufc and Dana white first.

  11. Fight Fan on August 26th, 2017 10:18 AM
  12. M on August 26th, 2017 12:44 PM

    Get a room you two

  13. saldathief on August 26th, 2017 12:50 PM

    Conors/Danas purse for this fight can pay for all the UFC main even fights for 2 years bahahahaha that is so wrong! Dana should be ashamed of herself.

  14. mma guru on August 26th, 2017 2:41 PM

    May Mac possibly sold out as predicted. Based on TM, last set of inventory was listed at Not Many Left prior to box office closing. Sources I have indicate the gate will not surpass 80 million but will break May Pac record.

  15. d on August 26th, 2017 4:54 PM

    Hahaha. ESPN-Top Rank Deal is as doomed as PBC was. It is the last act of a desperate company. They got thrown off of HBO where there was more money and are now hoping for something miraculous that will never happen.

  16. Fight Fan on August 26th, 2017 5:59 PM

    Damage control d is spilling non sense as usual lol. Banned but keeps coming back.

  17. d on August 26th, 2017 9:19 PM

    How embarrassed are you for your sport FF that a guy who never boxed professionally before in his career won arguably 4 rds against the best p4p boxer in the world? If this were mma, McGregor would have ko’d Floyd in a minute.

  18. d on August 26th, 2017 10:50 PM

    The gate was reportedly over 80m and ppv crashed in FL and CA forcing them to delay the fight. PPV buys are supposed to be astronomical.

  19. French-Canadian Boxing Fan on August 26th, 2017 11:30 PM

    @d

    Floyd came to him, Floyd stood like a man in there. Floyd manhandled Conor to an extent in the clinches (Floyd’s forearm on Conor’s neck). Floyd was squareded-up an pushed Conor all around. Floyd was bold and strong, solid like a rock. Floyd was in his face all night. Floyd had no fear of big young strong Conor. Floyd let Conor waste his energy and unloaded on him. Floyd is 40 (small stature boxers are more affected by age than big men to an extent because they rely on speed a bit more but age IS A BIG DEAL FOR ALL BOXERS AS IT IS FOR ALL OF US).
    Floyd was small in frame – MUCH SMALLER in frame – than Conor, Floyd was shorter as well, Floyd is 40 and Conor is 29. Floyd was in some way the real underdog. An old, small, past-his-prime boxer in there for his last night under the lights as our world is turning to war and rumours of war, grave social problems and an increase in natural disasters. Floyd had Boxing to save tonight, a loss thought unlikely was possible vs a man in Conor who had every single physical advantage over him. Floyd saved Boxing from humiliation.

    When Robert Byrd was giving instructions, Conor shouted: “You’re too old Floyd!” Guess what? Conor was RIGHT – Floyd was too old. But Floyd did not care to listen. Floyd turned Conor’s youthful agression against him, lke an old matador against a young strong bull. Before the fight, Conor talked about Bruce Lee sh”t. Floyd showed us what real Bruce Lee sh”t was about.

    Conor looked very good tonight, Conor dominated the UFC using mostly boxing with some limited grappling abilities… d, read into this what you will. I like Conor now, I think he should stick with pro boxing where the freedom he will be given will be greater than what UFC can provide. Conor deserves his own logo instead of the UFC stamp. Conor made more moey tonight than ever before. Conor was a free man tonight – in a ring where men belong and with shoes on – not in a cage where slaves are kept and tormented.

    Tonight was about Boxing. Conor’s first love was boxing according to his legend and he left the cage TO COME HOME. He will leave this timeless ring of warriors a much richer man than ever before just like the old lion he was meeting.

    Tonight was Boxing’s night and it was a glorious one, the likes of which only Boxing can create.

  20. d on August 26th, 2017 11:47 PM

    That’s a great Shakespearian novel, but go read what every boxing writer, trainer and boxer had to say about this fight. If you asked them, no one would have said he’d do even remotely this well. No one thought he’d win a rd. Some like Kellerman said he wouldn’t land a punch. He landed 111.

    Also, this notion that McGregor uses pure boxing while barely knows how to grapple in mma, is delusional. The guy is a very good grappler. If he wasn’t, he would never excel at the level he has. His stand up is also very different in the cage than boxing is. It really isn’t comparable. So many different rules and technique. That’s what made this so impressive.

  21. Random Dude on August 27th, 2017 12:21 AM

    Mayweather did a great job selling this fight to suckers.

    He carried McGregor and treated it like a sparring session and everyone is saying how much better a fight it was than his other fights. He sold a turd and the people are happy because they don’t know what a boxing match between a guy really fighting looks like.

    The fight wasn’t competitive at all. Mayweather he would never do against a fighter who posed any danger to him. Which is also why is face was perfectly clean. He definitely pulled off a good sales job in the end.

    By the way:

    https://www.si.com/boxing/2017/08/27/mayweather-vs-mcgregor-did-not-sell-out-tmobile-arena

    “T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has a capacity of around 20,000 for boxing matches, but according to an official tally, the much-hyped Mayweather-McGregor fight did not sell out.

    The announced attendance for the fight was 14,623, according to ESPN’s Arash Markazi, a far cry from a sellout despite all the hubbub.

    Markazi pointed out that 20,510 fans attended the fight between Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at T-Mobile on May 6. Another massive turnout is expected for the September fight between Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.”

    https://sports.yahoo.com/mayweather-mcgregor-t-mobile-arena-empty-071410953.html

    The announced attendance was 14,623, well shy of the 20,000-seat capacity for boxing events at T-Mobile.

    By comparison, 16,219 fans were in attendance for Mayweather’s 2015 victory over Manny Pacquaio at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.”

  22. French-Canadian Boxing Fan on August 27th, 2017 12:22 AM

    @d

    I want to see Conor against boxers his size and in his age range. Fair is fair, right?

    Yes, boxing pundits where full of it when they said he would not land one punch. They did not take into account Floyd’s age and his small size vs Conor.

    Conor is MUCH BIGGER than Manny who is SMALLER than Floyd. It helped Conor get to Floyd, especially since Floyd had been retired for two years and after your mid-30s you lose a lot of speed and stamina with each year that passes by. Floyd squared-up against Conor the whole time, no shoulder roll tonight. Floyd was there to be hit and was hit.

    Many MMA experts believed that Conor would push Floyd around and rough him up all night long. Floyd was solid as a rock despite being small and old. He stood right in there. No “running” from Floyd tonight.

    Many MMA experts believed a few shots from Conor would put Floyd down with 8oz gloves. Floyd was there to be hit, squared-up and unfazed by Conor’s power.

    Both sides were wrong about différents things.

    The truth is bigger than all of us.

  23. Random Dude on August 27th, 2017 12:24 AM
  24. Random Dude on August 27th, 2017 12:27 AM

    Conor would get destroyed by other boxers trying to box instead of carry the other guy like Mayweather did in this fight.

    Even a smaller Manny who isn’t using PEDs would take him out pretty quickly.

    Conor should stay in boxing for 2 or 3 fights and make big money and never go back to the UFC. Mayweather sold this farce well, might as well cash in while you have the chance.

  25. Fight Fan on August 27th, 2017 12:34 AM

    Wow let’s put all differences aside for one day and appreciate a good fight. I give Connor credit the guy came to fight and put on a show for the fans. Many others would have just rolled over knowing the cash they would be getting. Floyd definitely felt him out a few rounds, as he always does, then took over. Wouldn’t mind seeing Connor come back and I’m sure with the money he made in boxing it will be a no brainier if he gets the chance.

  26. d on August 27th, 2017 12:35 AM

    FC,

    Mayweather fought Andre Berto at age 38 when Berto was 31.

    “They did not take into account Floyd’s age and his small size vs Conor.”

    No, they did not take into account how dangerous and quick of a fighter McGregor is.

    “Both sides were wrong about différents things.”

    The overwhelming majority of people in mma said Floyd would win easily.

  27. d on August 27th, 2017 12:41 AM

    “Conor would get destroyed by other boxers trying to box instead of carry the other guy like Mayweather did in this fight.
    Even a smaller Manny who isn’t using PEDs would take him out pretty quickly.
    Conor should stay in boxing for 2 or 3 fights and make big money and never go back to the UFC. Mayweather sold this farce well, might as well cash in while you have the chance.”

    Random Dude turning into the biggest boxing shill on the site all while in denial about it.

    I didn’t think I’d say this, but after watching this fight, there’s no question in my mind that McGregor could beat a top 10 fighter or two in boxing. He’s an insane athlete. Was Mayweather carrying him when his head snapped in every direction multiple times when McGregor hit him cleanly? Mayweather wanted to end it much quicker than he did. Mayweather’s punches had little effect on McGregor. He just gassed out. Granted that’s a major part of boxing, but he wasn’t hurt.

    “ppv outages are nothing new”

    No one said they were, but this is going to be massive. I just want to see if you’ll admit you were full of crap and dead wrong about the gate, and if the ppv does bigger, which it very well may have, you’ll finally admit this was the bigger fight. I’m guessing probably not. Gate was over reportedly over 80m.

  28. Fight Fan on August 27th, 2017 7:15 AM

    There were 5000 empty seats, attendance was only 14 thousand.

  29. Random Dude on August 27th, 2017 10:57 AM

    I have watched enough boxing and enough Mayweather to know when a boxer is carrying someone else.

    When carrying a boxer in sparring, you stay within the range of his jab, pull your punches, and shell up defensively on his initial outbursts to start the rounds so the newbie gains confidence. Mayweather did all of those and more.

    Notice Mayweather not sweating and laughing in between rounds? He was in a sparring session.

    Mayweather also had body shot leverage a bunch of times when Conor over committed on a punch and didn’t make him pay. Mayweather pulling punches on an open body attack? Once again, fighting like a sparring session against someone new. You make a newbie pay for that in sparring the session is over pretty quickly.

    There was a whole bunch of other stuff that Mayweather did that only happens when carrying a fight.

    It was a fun fight for people who don’t know what they are looking at, but I have watched a lot of boxing.

    Myself and the people I watch with thought the fight was crap and they are all Mayweather fans.

    Mayweather sold it well though and most people aren’t going to know the difference.

  30. Random Dude on August 27th, 2017 10:58 AM

    https://www.si.com/boxing/2017/08/27/mayweather-vs-mcgregor-did-not-sell-out-tmobile-arena

    “T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has a capacity of around 20,000 for boxing matches, but according to an official tally, the much-hyped Mayweather-McGregor fight did not sell out.

    The announced attendance for the fight was 14,623, according to ESPN’s Arash Markazi, a far cry from a sellout despite all the hubbub.
    Markazi pointed out that 20,510 fans attended the fight between Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at T-Mobile on May 6. Another massive turnout is expected for the September fight between Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.”

  31. Random Dude on August 27th, 2017 10:58 AM

    https://sports.yahoo.com/mayweather-mcgregor-t-mobile-arena-empty-071410953.html

    “The announced attendance was 14,623, well shy of the 20,000-seat capacity for boxing events at T-Mobile.

    By comparison, 16,219 fans were in attendance for Mayweather’s 2015 victory over Manny Pacquaio at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.”

  32. Random Dude on August 27th, 2017 11:04 AM

    Head snapping? lol There are reasons why Mayweather’s face was perfectly clean at the end of the fight. Punching in boxing gloves is not like punching in MMA gloves or bare fists. There is a method if you want to do damage.

    I mean you do realize Mayweather won a fight by not doing anything? lol

    That only happens against people new to boxing, not against top 10 opponents.

    Against someone who isn’t carrying a fight to avoid the disappointment of May-Pac, Conor gets destroyed.

    Mayweather sold a show though which was smart for him to do in case he ever needs to fight again.

  33. Random Dude on August 27th, 2017 11:07 AM
  34. Random Dude on August 27th, 2017 11:08 AM

    https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/news/mayweather-tried-to-bet-400000-on-the-mcgregor-fight-but-was-denied/

    But that doesn’t necessarily mean that Mayweather came away without winning any wagers. After the fight, he spoke with ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio on SportCenter and said he thinks a friend wound up putting six figures on the under for him.

    “I think that we bet 100 on 9.5,” Mayweather said. “I gave my guy six figures to go bet. I have to make sure he bet because earlier today I went to the sportsbook to bet and they wouldn’t let me bet.”

  35. d on August 27th, 2017 11:51 AM

    Like I said, Random Dude is clearly a boxing paid shill. He can’t accept the reality of what happened. I’m sure Mayweather planned on having his head snap back like that repeatedly. Don’t tell me it didn’t happen. I watched him get hit CLEANLY a number of times throughout that fight. He was hit worse in that fight than he has been in a long time. Probably not since Cotto. Doesn’t matter if he wasn’t cut. Hell, even Al Bernstein was admitting McGregor was connecting more than anyone expected. Everyone who is objective has acknowledged this. Clearly Mayweather wanted to take the fight into the later rds, and wear McGregor out, but he didn’t expect to get hit like that at any point in the fight. He even admitted immediately in the post fight interview he was a lot tougher than he thought he was going to be. It was the first thing that he said.

    Aren’t you embarrassed for your sport? McGregor won 4 rds. Hahaha. If the roles were reversed Mayweather wouldn’t land a punch and wouldn’t last more than a minute.

  36. Fight Fan on August 27th, 2017 1:27 PM

    No tapping out in boxing lol, McTapper got rocked and stopped. But I give him a little credit for showing up. But in typical fashion when the fight got tough he couldn’t hang. Gonna be a nice day when I go back to work and deal with all of the McTapper fans there.

  37. d on August 27th, 2017 1:37 PM

    Hahaha. He didn’t get rocked, he gassed and then was stopped. That of course is a major part of boxing, but don’t act like Floyd’s punches were hurting McGregor.

    Boxing fans have to eat quite a bit of crow here. I can’t tell you how many boxing analysts, trainers and boxers themselves thought Mayweather would steamroll him and completely embarrass him, which did not happen. Even if the fight ended a few rounds earlier, the fact that McGregor hit him numerous times cleanly just disproves everything they were claiming. Kellerman said he wouldn’t land a punch as did a number of boxing people. Haha.

    If Mayweather tried mma, he loses to women. Hahaha.

  38. Fight Fan on August 27th, 2017 3:48 PM

    Newsflash mayweathers not going to mma where it doesn’t pay lmao

  39. d on August 27th, 2017 4:06 PM

    Where it doesn’t pay, yet McGregor found a way to make more money than any boxer did last year.

    Newsflash, Floyd could be offered 1b dollars, he would never fight in the cage, he doesn’t have the balls.

  40. Fight Fan on August 27th, 2017 4:13 PM

    Show me a ufc that has had fighters make more than what Floyd and McTapper just did? I’ll wait. Their main event purses are nowhere close to boxings top stars. Ufc even have anyone left??? Jones is toast and McTapper may be done as well. Hmm maybe Ronda will come back for another L.

  41. d on August 27th, 2017 4:33 PM

    Show me a boxing match over the past 2 years that fighters made more than what McGregor did last year. Outside of Mayweather there is no big money in boxing.

    How’s McGregor done? He said in the ring that he was going back to mma. Even if he was, the facts show it is much easier to replace mma stars than boxing stars. Boxing has yet to replace Floyd or Manny. They have nothing on the horizon either because GGG is going to ko Canelo and then what?

  42. Diego on August 28th, 2017 7:30 AM

    At the end of the day we learned nothing from this fight. Conor did better than expected, but he never had a real chance to beat Floyd. It went pretty much as I expected. Not really competitive after the first few rounds. Floyd thoroughly dominant by the time the fight was stopped – even if it was an early stoppage. I had to talk my brother out of betting on Conor – he was starting to believe the hype.

    Takeaway: An MMA champion has as much chance to beat a boxing champion in boxing as a boxing champion has to beat an MMA champion in MMA. Let’s leave it at that.

  43. Diego on August 28th, 2017 7:33 AM

    I’ll amend my takeaway – an MMA champion may have a better chance of beating a boxing champ in boxing than the reverse simply because MMA fighters work their boxing a lot more than boxers work their grappling – but still, the probability is prohibitively small.

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