Another week, another update on the never-ending saga that is the potential super fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.
At this stage, you’d assume that the majority of fans are bored with the lack of substance surrounding this fight, as all we’ve been witnessing for months now is trash talk between the outspoken fighters.
One man who’s mind has changed, though, is UFC president Dana White who at first claimed it would never happen, but is now adamant to hammer out the details and ensure the clash goes ahead.
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On Wednesday’s edition of ‘The Herd’, White revealed that he’ll sit down with the Notorious’ team in the coming days to work out a deal, before turning his attention to the 49-0 American.
He said: “I think we get the McGregor side in the next couple of days.
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“And then I go lock myself in a room for a couple days with Team Mayweather and see what we can come out with.”
This all comes down to money; if the two are paid well enough, the fight will happen.
There’s been a lot of talk about the fight purse, with White recently blasting Top Rank promoter Bob Arum for claiming that UFC was looking for an 80-20 split, should the fight go ahead.
Colin Cowherd brought up the fight purse which is what the focus is falling on, and White estimated the eye-watering amount each fighter could receive, and admitted that even though the fight doesn’t make sense to him, he’s only doing it because McGregor wants it badly and the Irishman has saved some big fights for the UFC.
He added: “It depends on how much the fight sells.
“And if the fight sells as well as I think it can, Floyd makes a little north of $100 [million] and Conor makes $75 [million].
“He [Mayweather] feels like he’s the A-side and he should get more of it. We haven’t really gotten into that negotiation yet. I wanted to get McGregor locked in first, because McGregor is under contract with me.
“And at the end of the day, does this fight make a tonne of sense for me? It really doesn’t. But Conor wants this thing really bad and I’ve said it many times, the kid’s stepped up and saved some big fights for me, man, so I’m in. I’ll figure it out."
White is quite confident about making a deal with McGregor, but he didn’t sound too confident about the Mayweather side, and even admitted there’s a chance the American’s team may not agree to the terms.
With so much money involved, though, you’d think Team Mayweather would entertain serious offers and give the fans a fight which could be very entertaining.
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