Looks like Floyd Mayweather may have found the fight that would lure him out of retirement as he continues to ploy with Conor McGregor this time offering the UFC featherweight champion $50 million for their much talked about “super fight.”
As the feisty Irishman has yet to respond to the offer, he is busy training with boxing hall of fame trainer Freddie Roach at the Wild Card gym in Los Angeles and is also in talks to mend ways with the top brass of the UFC. Bloody Elbow reported that the “super crossover fight” could even beat the pay-per-view record he had during his fight with Manny Pacquiao.
TMZ also reported that aside from the $50 million offer, the fight would take place on New Year’s eve with the venue at the T-Mobile Arena of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. A source close to Mayweather’s camp stated that “Money” has yet to talk with UFC president Dana White to grant McGregor the fight.
The report added that White would refuse such a lopsided offer, considering that McGregor is more famous that Mayweather even as McGregor lost to Nate Diaz at UFC 196, still his numbers rose. However, the $50 million offer is not yet a guaranteed salary for McGregor as Mayweather is open to negotiations and hopes to iron things out to make the fight happen.
On the other hand, as the supposed boxing match between the two fighters has yet to be officially talked about by both camps together with UFC, McGregor is busy trying to mend ways with White and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta.
McGregor had told ESPN’s Kenny Mayne that he had a meeting with White and Fertitta Wednesday night and narrated that things are “in a good place.”
“Good conversation like it always is,” McGregor told ESPN’s Kenny Mayne. “We have a good relationship. It is what it is. It happens. This is the fight game. Sometimes emotions get into it. But it’s important to recognize that emotions have no place in business. That’s essentially what it was last night. We just set it aside. There’s no place for emotions in this. We are doing beautiful things. So let’s continue. Let’s fix it and let’s continue.”
The Irishman described their meeting, the first since he was withdrawn from UFC 200, as a pleasant one at the swanky Montage Beverly Hills. It would be remembered that McGregor got the irk from the UFC after refusing to fly in to Las Vegas to do promotional activities for the said fight and media hype. McGregor stated during that time that he is paid as a fighter and not as a promoter; he also added that he did not want to leave his training camp at that time.
Mayne’s full interview with McGregor will air Sunday morning at 10 a.m. ET.
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