Floyd Mayweather Reveals Money Offered to Get Conor McGregor to Box

January 11, 2017
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Conor McGregor vs Floyd MayweatherIt’s the mostly unlikely match-up in all of combat sports in regard to likelihood to happen, but the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match just won’t go away.

Though talk of the mythical match-up had died down, Mayweather rekindled the chatter in an interview on ESPN’s “First Take” on Wednesday. The retired world champion boxer declared that he and his team tried to make the fight actually happen, even going so far as revealing the dollar figures that were offered.

“We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight,” Mayweather said. “They know what my number is. My number was a guaranteed $100 million. That was my number. We’re the A-side. I don’t really know how much money Conor McGregor has made. I’m pretty sure he hasn’t even made $10 million in an MMA bout. We are willing to give him $15 million and then we could talk about splitting the percentage, the back-end percentage on pay-per-view.”

That obviously hasn’t been enough to lure McGregor, who said in an interview with TMZ Sports that he wanted $100 million in order to box Mayweather. That surely isn’t going to happen, as Mayweather believes he is the big dog in this fight.

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“Conor McGregor keep telling everyone he want the fight. Let’s make it happen,” Mayweather continued. “He keeps blowing smoke up everybody’s ass. 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.”

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  • BigE

    Just make the fight already…

  • glen hull

    I’m sorry… I am a McGregor fan when it comes to MMA… But a straight up boxing match with Mayweather?! McGregor gets his ass beat!!!

  • Darin

    This is not a story and will never happen. These two guys are playing (or attempting to play) fight fans. This is simply a way to keep people talking about them.

    Conor McGregor was out boxed by NATE DIAZ!

    Thank you. That is all.

  • Hyperbole

    I’m not sure Mayweather would put McGregor away, this would either go the distance in a boring Mayweather defensive showcase, or a frustrated McGregor goes after it in the middle rounds and blows his wad chasing floyd and gets busted up a bit looking for a 2nd wind or a lucky left. It will never happen.

  • Jim Birnie

    If Conor hits Floyd once, he will win. Otherwise Floyd will get the points to capture his 50th win!