The rumor about Floyd and Conor may become a reality pretty soon. Since last year, Floyd and Conor have been going back and forth about who could win in the highly anticipated boxing match.
What seemed to solidify to Mayweather that this fight just might come into forewishen was when Smack-talking UFC champion McGregor was issued a boxing license in California.
Mayweather, who retired unbeaten at 49-0 after his September 2015 win over Andre Berto, expressed his willingness for the fight in an interview with ESPN, telling the sports channel:
"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."
McGregor holds the UFC record for the richest disclosed purse when he made $3 million for his UFC 202 victory in August over Nate Diaz.
Mayweather also had this to say about the fight:
"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."
Forbes estimated Floyd Mayweather's wealth at $340 million in 2016 and his 36-minute fight against Manny Pacquiao, that was named “The Fight of the Century” back in 2015. And was reported to have generated around $500 million in pay-per-view and live tickets. WOW! Let's just say that Mayweather knows how to gather a crowd.
The question is would this match top the fight with Mayweather and Pacquiao?