Conor McGregor expects to make over $100 million in Floyd Mayweather fight
UFC president Dana White said this week that he is working toward getting Conor McGregor into the ring with Floyd Mayweather, and White expects the Irishman to take home somewhere in the neighborhood of $75 million for the fight. Not surprisingly, McGregor thinks that number is a bit low.
In an Instagram post on Thursday, McGregor wrote that he expects to make more than $100 million for the Mayweather fight.
“…happy Thursday everyone how’s that 75milli make your stomach feel? It’s actually 100+ milli if we go by the non conservative numbers the fight will actually do and that’s not including my endorsements and business ventures. 28 years of age. Fresh (expletive). Doubt me now.”
As White mentioned on Wednesday, Mayweather is unlikely to agree to a 50-50 split.
“It depends on how much the fight sells,” White told Colin Cowherd, via Shaun Al-Shatti of MMAFighting.com. “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). He (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 has expressed confidence that the fight will eventually happen, which is important because McGregor is under contract with the UFC. He’ll need permission from White in order for the fight to take place.
All signs — including some recent big news from the Nevada State Athletic Commission — point to Mayweather vs. McGregor going down. With this much money involved, there’s simply no way either side can pass it up.