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McGregor: Me vs. Mayweather Generates Half a Billion

By Carlos Boogs

Ronda Rousey is not the only UFC star with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on the brain. The newest MMA sensation Conor McGregor, who may become the next mega-star for the company if he wins the full world title from Jose Aldo in December, says a fight with Mayweather would generate half a billion dollars in revenue.

Mayweather generated that much revenue for his May mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao on May 2nd. Their fight had five to six years of hype and another fight with similar financial strength may not happen again for decades.

McGregor, who has an army of followers like Ricky Hatton, says a cross-sport showdown with Mayweather would come close to the Pacquiao numbers. 

“But if you’re talking about a fight that could generate half a billion – it’s this one. There’s never going to be another boxing fight like this. Only a cross-style match between Mayweather and me could generate that kind of interest and revenue. So maybe it could happen. I would certainly be up for it…. in a real fight I would dismantle him in seconds. Ronda would dismantle him in seconds – 100%,” McGregor told The Guardian.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Eastcoast on 08-12-2015

[QUOTE=SlySlickSmooth;15961527]Oh, you got me. I guess you could say fighters nowadays are blessed to fight in the social media era.[/QUOTE] Absolutely. Ray Robinson was an incredible self-promoter and he had the skill, style and balls to go and back it…

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 08-12-2015

[QUOTE=Eastcoast;15961495]McGregor's was 26 years old for his 5th fight in the UFC and he just made $4mill in that fight alone. Go back to 2003 when Floyd was around that age, a US Olympic medalist who'd been on tv almost…

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 08-12-2015

no, you won't, 'cause nobody knows you

Comment by Eastcoast on 08-12-2015

[QUOTE=SlySlickSmooth;15961444]McCregor: Dana doesn't pay me enough as a top fighter so I should have the eligibility to be worthy for Mayweather even though Maidana would whoop my ass.[/QUOTE] McGregor's was 26 years old for his 5th fight in the UFC…

Comment by STEELHEAD on 08-12-2015

UFC MMA are they going to become the new stomping grounds for the up and comeing boxers scene.:439: [B]someone give the the numbers of the successfull crossovers.[/B]

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