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UFC's White: McGregor Would Make $75 Million vs. Mayweather

UFC president Dana White believes Conor McGregor will make about $75 million from his fight with Floyd Mayweather should it go ahead.

Speculation about a boxing fight between the UFC lightweight champion and retired boxer have not gone away.

Speaking to The Herd, White suggested a deal with the McGregor camp is much closer to completion in comparison with their counterparts.

 “I think we get the McGregor side done in the next couple of days, and then I go lock myself in a room with Team Mayweather for a couple of days and see what we can come out with,” White told Cowherd.

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He is also shared his thoughts on the potential fight purse for both fighters.

"I mean, it depends on how much the fight sells and it the fight sells as well as I think it can," said White. "Floyd makes a little north of $100 [million] and Conor makes $75 [million]."

He added that Mayweather "feels he's the A side" and should get the largest slice of the purse and re-emphasised they're "good on the Conor side" in terms of getting a deal done.

“He 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’s under contract with me. 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. So I’m in. I’ll figure it out," White said.

“Obviously in boxing you start to negotiate things like the gloves, the officials and the judges and how big the ring is. A lot of different things you can negotiate as far as the fight goes. Again, I haven’t gotten into a room with Team Mayweather yet. Who knows? We’re good on the Conor side. I need to figure out the Mayweather side, and maybe the Mayweather side can’t be done. I promised Conor I’d do everything I could to make this thing happen, so that’s what I’m gonna do.”

“This thing is not gonna be UFC, it’s gonna be a boxing match. It’s not gonna have anything to do with the UFC. The closest thing my brand will be to this is obviously I’ll be part of the promotion for the fight, and Conor’s my guy. That’s it. One of the things that we’ve done and the reason we’ve built this brand the way that we have, is we always bring people the fights they want to see. There’s no doubt that people want to see this fight. It’s all anybody ever asks me about. I’m gonna do my best to see this thing get done. I’m not saying I can, but we’re trying to.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Eff Pandas on 04-21-2017

LOL at Conor saying "nah Dana I need $100M". This sh^t is all fun to talk about & speculate on, but idk how they will end up agreeing to anything legit cuz you got 3 greedy f#cks trying to decide…

Comment by Sweet_Science2 on 04-21-2017

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;17608259]...[B] there's no way that Mayweather-McGregor is going to sell $10,000 ringside [/B]tickets and $2000 nosebleed tickets in a nearly 22k-seat venue. Beyond that, Floyd is only even stepping into the ring if he sees $100m on the fight, so…

Comment by A.K on 04-21-2017

Bruh I'd just like to say I'll fight Floyd for a couple grand.

Comment by Scipio2009 on 04-21-2017

[QUOTE=Sweet_Science2;17608054]The live gate plus: Merchandise, Sponsors, and International Rights, Sky Sports, Russian providers, Mexico, And the Asia market will all want a piece of that action. Which could easily top over a few million dollars per sponsor. On top of…

Comment by Sweet_Science2 on 04-21-2017

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;17605778]Whether that number gets up to $100m (I doubt it does, as I see them finding it difficult selling $1000 nosebleed tickets to get into T-Mobile Arena for a non-competitive fight, among other issue), you're still talking about the fighter…

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