Floyd Mayweather rules out Conor McGregor fight
- Author: Adam Floyd Jan 15, 2017,
Jan 15, 2017, 0:11
White offered both Mayweather and and McGregor $25 million and said that the pay-per-view (PPV) split would be discussed later on.
"I think it's a smart fight for Floyd because Floyd is all anxious about his reputation and this would be a big match-up, a big main guy, and I think he feels like he definitely has the boxing advantage against him".
"I'm a businessman and it makes business sense".
Furthermore, in his last fight against Andre Berto in September 2015, Mayweather was guaranteed a purse of $32 million.
It's going to take a truckload of money and then some to make Floyd Mayweather Jr. lace up against UFC superstar Conor McGregor.
"Floyd has gone undefeated for twenty years and I give him all the credit in the world for doing that, but Conor has been around for three to four years and for him to think that he's a much bigger star than Conor isn't true". "I would be disappointed if a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather match didn't do over 2 million, 2.3 to 2.5 million (pay-per-view buys)". The last major fight you were in, you left such a bad taste in everybody's mouth nobody wants to see you again.More news: All Star Uniforms Now Available In NBA 2K17
"We can talk about splitting the PPV (pay-per-view) but we are the A-side".
'Conor did $1.3 million and $1.5 million buys. And to say Conor McGregor hasn't made $8 million or $10 million in a fight?
Recently, McGregor said he'd need $100 million to fight Mayweather. "They know what my number is". I'm the promoter. Conor McGregor is under contract to me. "He's wrong", said White in a recent video submission to TMZ Sports (shown above). White also claimed that the retired boxer hasn't talked to anyone about fighting McGregor.
Renowned MMA reporter Ariel Helwani reported before the segment that the potential bout had transitioned from hypothetical into an exploratory phase, citing a number of potential hurdles to overcome that White alluded to as well during the interview.
The rumors of the fight happening have always seemed like a long shot since they started previous year, but this is the first time White has entertained the idea of the fight.
"We wouldn't put on a fight like boxing did", White said.