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McGregor: DQ Clause in Mayweather Fight Was $10 Million

By Chisanga Malata, courtesy of The Daily Star

CONOR MCGREGOR has revealed he would've forfeited a large portion of his purse for fighting Floyd Mayweather had he been disqualified.

Ireland's first UFC belt holder took on 'Money' Mayweather in a multi-million-pound boxing match in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 26.

Prior to the much-maligned bout, many fight fans were worried McGregor could use an illegal move in his pursuit to become the first man to defeat Mayweather, a feat he failed to achieve.

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UFC president Dana White repeatedly allayed those fears during the build-up to the contest, claiming McGregor would suffer a huge financial blow if he'd kicked, kneed or elbowed Mayweather.

According to McGregor, had he opted to use an illegal blow he would've been fined $10 million.

Speaking at a Q&A session in Glasgow, the UFC lightweight champion said: "Here's when I knew I was up against it: The ref was like, even if I lift my leg up, it's a point deduction. I'm like, 'How is that a point deduction without even a warning?'

“So they're telling me they're going to deduct points straight off the bat. And if I do get disqualified for any reason, it was a $10 million fine. Ten million f***ing dollars."

In McGregor's eyes, Mayweather's team had the stipulation put into the contract as they didn't believe he was taking the contest seriously.

He added: "They were making up all these f***ing stipulations like I wasn't taking it seriously. Like I didn't have a hall-of-fame referee at my camp present at every single spar. Do you know what I mean?

"I had a boxing referee in Ireland, a great boxing referee in Ireland and then Joe Cortez in Vegas, every single spar. I put in so much work and had given so much respect to the rule set and the discipline, I was kind of expecting it back."

McGregor was upset with the outcome of his professional boxing debut and believes a rematch would see a different result.

He said: "I know if I went another go with him, under boxing rules, I'd get that win, I know that. I know by the feeling of him in the first fight.

"He had to change his whole approach. He fought completely than he (usually) fought, he couldn't figure out what I was doing early on. I feel with the lessons I learned from that first fight, if I had another go around, I'd get him."

McGregor, 29, hasn't set foot inside the Octagon since his historic UFC 205 victory over Eddie Alvarez, a win which saw him become the first fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Reloaded on 10-04-2017

Manny demanded 10 mill from Floyd about making weight Floyd laughed and said ok, then they found another reason to say no.

Comment by chaos on 10-04-2017

Leprechaun's still sore he got whooped by a retired brittle-fisted pensioner who hadn't had a real knockout since '07 LOL.

Comment by B Phontain on 10-04-2017

[QUOTE=THEFRESHBRAWLER;18108887]Then he wouldn’t make it back to Ireland I’m sure of that. Not to mention every mma fighter and boxer from Mayweather gym would of stomped him out b4 he left the arena. He was smart that tough guy act…

Comment by vaborikua2014 on 10-03-2017

[QUOTE=THEFRESHBRAWLER;18108887]Then he wouldn’t make it back to Ireland I’m sure of that. Not to mention every mma fighter and boxer from Mayweather gym would of stomped him out b4 he left the arena. He was smart that tough guy act…

Comment by Floyd is TBE on 10-03-2017

"Only" 10 million? "Only"? What the **** is wrong with some people?

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