UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor responded on Dana White’s prediction that undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. will have a larger purse in their potential superfight. In an Instagram post featuring “The Notorious” wearing eyeglasses, McGregor said that he’s gonna earn more than 100 million once the fight becomes a reality.
“I don’t need glasses. I just like how they look on my face even tho they tilt on me cos of my banged up nose and ears. I still feel like I look good. Happy Thursday everyone how’s that 75milli make your stomach feel? It’s actually 100+ milli if we go by the non-conservative numbers the fight will actually do and that’s not including my endorsements and business ventures. 28 years of age. Fresh cunt. Doubt me now,” McGregor wrote.
In an appearance on Wednesday’s edition of The Herd, UFC president Dana White gave his projected purse amount in the upcoming McGregor-Mayweather superfight. White predicted McGregor to make $75 million while Mayweather will be having $100 million. As expected, McGregor didn’t like White’s statement, believing that the UFC president was underselling things a bit.
Dana White talking to McGregor first before negotiation with “Money”
Conor McGregor will surely want to earn the same amount as Floyd Mayweather Jr. In the coming weeks, White revealed that an official negotiation between both camps will take place. With McGregor still under contract with the UFC, White will also be part of the negotiation.
The UFC president plans to talk to “The Notorious” first before negotiating with Mayweather’s camp. However, White doesn’t intend to have a direct conversation with “Money” but with his longtime partner Al Haymon. They will discuss the rules of the bout which will be a boxing match under boxing rules with boxing officials.
“I haven’t gotten into a room with Team Mayweather yet, and who knows,” White said. “The Conor side, we’re good on the Conor side. I need to figure out the Mayweather side, and maybe it can’t be (figured out). Maybe the other side can’t be done, but we’ll see. I promised Conor I’d do everything I could to make this thing happen, so that’s what I’m going to do.”
Will Conor McGregor defend his title after Mayweather fight?
As of now, McGregor remains focused in his upcoming fight against Mayweather. His decision to fight in the boxing ring made the UFC lightweight division complicated. Tony Ferguson is yet to find a new opponent for the interim lightweight championship.
Recently, Edson Barboza continues to campaign for a rematch against Ferguson. However, “El Cucuy” shows no interest in fighting Barboza for the second time. Ferguson expressed his intention to fight Nate Diaz next. As most people think, McGregor will be forced to return to the UFC once an interim lightweight champion is declared.
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