The chances of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor ever throwing down in a boxing ring are extremely slim, but talk about the all-star bout isn’t going away.
Last year Mayweather let it be known that he was very interested in boxing the UFC star, and the latter has also said he’s up for the bout. Although, McGregor has also argued that Mayweather needs him, rather than vice versa.
“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 know how much money Conor McGregor has made. I’m pretty sure he hasn’t even made $10 million in an MMA bout. We were willing to give him $15 million and then we could talk about splitting the percentage, the back end percentage on pay-per-view.”
Now, there’s a couple of major, major roadblocks to this boxing match happening. One: McGregor is under contract with the UFC. So he would need permission from the promotion to participate, and the UFC, if they were to sign off on the fight, would almost certainly want to be compensated. Two: McGregor has also let it be known that he wants to be considered an equal partner. So, based off what Mayweather’s outlined, it’s not going to happen.
But, hey. You never know right?