The superfight of the century is just a few weeks away, and the promotion for it has been rampant.
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is set to make his professional boxing debut against the undefeated 49-0 legend Floyd Mayweather in a 12 round boxing contest on Showtime pay-per-view (PPV) from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada later this month (Sat. August 26, 2017). Not many are giving the Irishman any shot coming into the contest, but the 29-year-old is more than confident that he'll get the job done against "Money."
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McGregor recently did an interview with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani following his media workout, and discussed how much money he'll be making for the bout, as well as who he believes is winning the promotional battle between he and Mayweather (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“I will clear the $100 million mark. 100-percent,” McGregor told MMA Fighting in an exclusive interview Friday. “If it clears Pacquiao numbers, which it will, which in my mind it already has, it will be $100 million.
"Factor the gates, factor the merchandise sales, factor all the pies that I have my hand in. I will clear the $100 million mark.”
“Who’s winning the promotion?” McGregor asked at a media scrum following Friday’s open workout. “If it ain’t for me, what’s going on? If it ain’t me scheduling full on fights in the gym for you all to take about and debate, or my skillset or my approach, it’s just Floyd and a roller disco or it’s just Floyd at the bleedin’ Gucci store.
"You know what I mean? I’m the one that’s bringing this all the way home. I’m the one that - on all them world tours, who went viral? I went viral multiple times on that world tour:
"The ‘F*CK YOU’ suit, the mink coat, the money, even he tried to throw the money and it was like I went viral because it was like it was raining money above me.
“It’s been all me, and that’s it, and I will collect every single dot on this. I mean on everything, the food, the beverages, the gate, the pay-per-view, the whole lot. When this fight is done, I will sit back, I will collect my show money, and then I’ll go start counting everything else and getting into that $100 million range and taking what I’m owed. And then we will see what’s next after that.”
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