A boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather hasn’t been finalized yet, but Dana White’s outlined what he thinks each star could earn for the bout.
In recent weeks, White has gone from saying he had a better chance of playing for the Patriots, than McGregor boxing Mayweather, to saying he thinks the all-star bout is inevitable. In fact, more recently, White reported that he’s been in talks with the Mayweather team.
Well, the UFC President appeared on “The Herd” Tuesday, and White was asked to weigh-in on what he thinks McGregor and Mayweather could earn from the fight. Here’s what he had to say (quote via MMA Fighting):
“It depends on how much the fight sells,” White said. “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. And at the end of the day, does this fight make a ton of sense for me? It really doesn’t. But Conor wants this thing really bad and I’ve said it many times, the kid’s stepped up and saved some big fights for me, man, so I’m in. I’ll figure it out.”
Now you can see why McGregor said he’s willing to wait out an entire year if needed, to make this fight happen. If White’s correct about these figures, then one could conclude that they may not be too far from finalizing a deal. From the get go, Mayweather has said he wants to be the A-side, as White noted, and that he wants $100 million minimum.