Dana White Predicts Potential Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Paydays

Conor McGregor - Dana White - Floyd MayweatherUFC president Dana White believes that Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather is likely to happen. He even has a good idea of how much money each will make.

“It depends on how much the fight sells. And if the fight sells as well as I think it can, Floyd makes a little north of $100 (million) and Conor makes $75 (million),” White said on Wednesday’s edition of The Herd on FS1.

There once was a time when White, and most everyone else, thought the boxing match never had a chance of getting of the ground. Now, it gets talked about as if it were a foregone conclusion. 

There is still a lot of work to be done, for sure. White has yet to get into the thick of negotiations. McGregor is expecting his first child, but White plans on getting his side of the equation nailed down soon. Then he’ll start negotiating with Team Mayweather.

“(Mayweather) feels like he’s the A-side and he should get more of it. We haven’t really gotten into that negotiation yet. I wanted to get McGregor locked in first, because McGregor is under contract with me,” White continued.

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What may be a bit surprising is White on Wednesday revealed that he doesn’t plan for the UFC to be the headlining brand on any such event. He doesn’t appear to want to get his company full-on into promoting a boxing card, which this would apparently be. The UFC would be attached to it, of course, but it would not be a UFC event.

“It’s not going to be UFC. It’s going to be a boxing match. It’s not going to have anything to do with the UFC. My brand, the closest thing my brand will be to this is obviously I’ll be a part of the promotion for the fight, and Conor’s my guy. That’s it,” White explained.

“(But) I promised Conor I’d do everything I could to make this thing happen, so that’s what I’m going to do.”

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  • TheCerealKiller

    I get it. You’re going to put CONOR MCGREGOR AND FLOYD MAYWEATHER in the headline everyday as click bait. At some point, people will stop clicking if there is never any news.

  • Jess Fenchley

    That COWARD afraid to defend his belt will not see one penny from me. Only suckers will pay for it.

  • Digiaddict

    Dana keeps sounding foolish regarding this fight. Didnt he get laughed at not long ago trying to offer Floyd 25 million. lol, 100 million is just as funny. Floyd STARTS at 100 million. and lets not forget Conor is gonna have to give up more % than Manny had to give to Bob Arum. If Dana keeps it up them Mayweathers are gonna keep exposing him for the luggage carrying dude he was, like Floyd said….Dana forgets who used to promote his old ass jazzy boxing classes, with the patches on his boxing shorts. Roger has said him and Dana are friends and go aaay back to when they used to try and help him out with his boxing classes. Dana is sooo outta the loop on this he keeps sounding foolish

    • Trip

      C’mon man! So he’s made over 100 million 1 time, now “Floyd Starts” at 100 million? I do think he will make over 100 million on this fight (because a lot of suckers will buy the PPV) but he definitely doesn’t start at 100 million!

    • uknow

      You act like Mayweather had money back then. Haha. He wasn’t making much back when White was a nobody. Also, White’s net worth at this point is probably higher than Floyd’s. White just made well over 300m from that sale of the UFC.

      Also, there’s no way Mayweather is getting 100m up front from the UFC. That won’t ever happen. Not even close. Mayweather is probably going to get 32m or around that up front from Showtime, not sure how the rest would be fronted, but he’s not getting 68m guaranteed from the UFC’s end.

      By the way, you know that 100m dollar figure that Floyd started out with against Pacquaio, guess who signed the check?

  • Joe Dog

    Suckered again, dammit! Another empty article about nothing.