The numbers game…
Since his 2013 debut for the UFC, Irishman Conor McGregor has been on a mission. Not only has he sought greatness inside the octagon, McGregor has attempted to make himself the modern face of combat sports. Many would argue he’s succeeded.
As the first UFC fighter to win concurrent belts in two weight classes, McGregor is now seeking fights outside MMA. Enter boxing great Floyd Mayweather, and a superfight that started as a little-believed prospect is basically upon us.
McGregor vs. Mayweather
Being talked about is one thing, but when purse splits are announced and negotiations are happening, it becomes a near-reality. This week UFC president Dana White dropped the bombshell, stating Mayweather would make $100 million and McGregor $75 million.
Although its unknown exactly how much the UFC will want to take due to McGregor’s contract, its a given they’ll want a taste. Taking to Instagram, McGregor is already disputing the figures put out by White:
McGregor Fires Back
“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 c*nt. Doubt me now “
Although we aren’t entirely sure what a ‘fresh c*nt’ is, the fact remains McGregor believes he’s going to be breaking $100 million.
No More MMA
At this stage, given the amount he’ll probably make against Floyd, there’s not even any point in debating McGregor’s MMA future. The UFC could barely offer McGregor in four years what he’d make in 10 rounds against Mayweather.
With his lightweight belt still undefended, the UFC’s 155-pound division might have the gold up for grabs again very soon.