McGregor, the UFC’s lightweight champion, isn’t relied upon to come back to the Octagon until in any event May while taking a break for the introduction of his first tyke. While talk of a Mayweather-McGregor fight overwhelmed online networking features for quite a bit of 2016, McGregor made things one stride advance in December when he got a permit to box professionally in California.
Mayweather, who retired unbeaten at 49-0 after his September 2015 win over Andre Berto, referred to the importance of his health in emphasizing that he won’t consider the battle unless he can make nine figures.
“We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight,” Mayweather said. “They know what my number is. My number is a guaranteed $100 million. That was my number.
“We are willing to give him $15 million and then we can talk about splitting the percentage — the back end — on the pay-per-view. But of course, we’re the ‘A-side.’ How can a guy talk about making 20 or 30 million if he has never made 8 or 9 million in a fight.”
McGregor held the UFC record for the wealthiest uncovered tote when he made $3 million (not including pay-per-see rewards) for his UFC 202 triumph in August over Nate Diaz in their rematch. His UFC 205 tote from his victory over Eddie Alvarez, turning into the main UFC warrior to hold titles in separate weight classes all the while, stays undisclosed. Ronda Rousey rose to McGregor’s UFC sign of $3 million for her Dec. 30 misfortune to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207.
Mayweather discussed how comfortable he is in retirement, spending a lot of his concentrate on his limited time organization. In any case, regardless of making upwards of $300 million for his 2015 triumph over Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather say he isn’t keen on a rematch.
“Only thing I’m probably interested in is the Conor McGregor fight,” Mayweather said. “I’m a businessman, and it makes business sense. I believe in what me and [adviser] Al Haymon talk about every day — I believe in working smarter, not harder.”
Asked what a fight against McGregor would look like inside the ring from a focused point of view, Mayweather interrupted to state, “What’s understood doesn’t have to be talked about.”