Floyd Mayweather has fuelled speculation that a big-money fight with Conor McGregor is on by admitting the bout is “possible”.
The Sun’s report that the retired boxer and UFC star were on the verge of agreeing a deal was met with much cynicism but now both fighters have hinted that the fight is on.
On Sunday, McGregor sparked mass hysteria when he posted an image of the pair squaring off on Facebook. His message came a day after Mayweather told excited fans to “keep your fingers crossed”.
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The Sun claim that the financial figures are yet to be resolved and Mayweather, who has done a fine job of extracting as much money out of boxing as he can, has revealed he expects to earn at least $100 million from the fight.
While McGregor is said to receive $7m, the undefeated star reckons he can demand a nine-figure fee.
“It's possible you know,” Mayweather said on the prospective bout, per the Daily Mail.
“It was a name that was shot at me but the rumour that y’all been hearing, is the rumours that I started, may not be a rumour, so keep your fingers crossed.
“It may be a boxer versus an MMA fighter, you just don't know.”
$100 million minimum
Mayweather’s nickname is ‘Money’, and he’s expecting a huge sum if the fight with the UFC featherweight champion goes ahead.
“Well, he already knows my number, I talked about that on the TV the other day,” the 39-year-old continued. “Every time I go out there and compete at the highest level you know my number is of course $100 million (£69 million) or better.
“I feel that I can demand that because I've broken all records in the sport of boxing.”
Mayweather is said to have earned roughly $220m in his win over Manny Pacquiao last year and McGregor is the UFC’s most marketable fighter.
Pair the two together and you have a fight that will break all sorts of records.