The much discussed fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is a guarantee set-for-life payday for both fighters. After all money is the main reason why the event is even being planned.
“If I do fight, there’s a 90 per cent chance it’s against Conor McGregor. The only sort of numbers I worry about are pay-per-view numbers. I have to see what the next move is. The only fight that makes sense to me is the McGregor fight. I’ve accomplished everything I want to accomplish. Conor McGregor is professional and so am I. He’s a stand-up fighter and I’m a stand-up fighter. He kicks ass in the octagon and I kick ass in the boxing ring. The fans demand that fight and you have to give the fans what they want to see,” said Mayweather in London.
So we know it’s the last hurrah for ‘Money’ but what about McGregor? Rumor says he won’t fight again after Mayweather and UFC President Dana White did not deny.
“Conor could make $75 million [but] how do you come back [to UFC] and fight [for] $10 million? He may never fight again. You have to be hungry and you may not be hungry with $75 million in the bank, but he is hungry for Mayweather and hungry to prove people wrong,” told White while visiting Snoop Dogg’s GGN News on Westfest TV.
McGregor without a doubt is the biggest draw in pay-per-view right now. With him on the sidelines the UFC hasn’t produced nearly as good PPV numbers this year compared to when McGregor fought. But nonetheless, the task at hand for White and McGregor is Mayweather. The UFC President believes the Irishman will test Floyd’s chin.
“Does that fight make sense for my business? No. But I promise you one thing, Conor McGregor will hit him. Imagine if Conor knocked Mayweather out. Oh s**t!”