White said that he will offer both Mayweather and McGregor $25 million each and then they can negotiate the pay-per-view split.
The $25m guarantee is exactly $75m shy of Mayweather’s demand.White also took issue with Mayweather’s claim that McGregor has never made more than $8 million or $9 million on any one fight.”Only thing I’m probably interested in is the Conor McGregor fight”, Mayweather said. Conor’s last fight did 1.3 million and 1.5 million pay-per-view buys. “There is a real offer”.By proclaiming, he, and not Conor McGregor, is the face of mixed martial arts.
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White’s offer came in response to a recent appearance by Floyd Mayweather on ESPN’s “First Take”. Conor’s last fight, he did a million-three and a million-five pay-per-view buys. “I don’t know what he’d make, but he’d make a ton of money”, Lylte told MMAWeekly.com. Mayweather retired after his bout against Andre Berto in 2015. So, I don’t understand how you think you’re the “A” side. Any negotiation for a fight with McGregor would have to go through White since McGregor is under contract with him, according to White. I think he could beat your average boxer and even some good boxers.Crucially, McGregor attained a boxing licence last month, granted by the California State Athletic Commission, which would allow him to fight in the state. Beyond McGregor telling Mayweather he wants $100 million to fight under boxing rules, Skip Bayless believes Mayweather’s “insultingly low offer” of $15 million is proof that he is afraid of McGregor and wants absolutely no part of him in the ring.But with Mayweather saying he’s not willing to fight for less than a NZ$144 million, the fight looked unlikely to get off the ground.McGregor’s purse for his lightweight title fight against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 was undisclosed, but he made a guaranteed $3 million for the second Nate Diaz fight – before PPV numbers were added.”We’re the A-side and I don’t know how much he has made but I’m pretty sure he hasn’t made $2m (£1.65m) in an MMA bout”.