Conor McGregor has had an interesting few weeks, with retirement rumours, having his rematch with Nate Diaz cancelled and now talks of a megafight against Floyd Mayweather.
While there are still many, many stepping stones and roadblocks ahead of the fight between the two ever going through, that doesn't mean that either side are going to stop discussing it and the fact that they both want it.
With that, there have been new reports today stating that Mayweather has decidedly upped the cut that McGregor would be getting from the match, with the Irishman now allegedly netting himself $50m.
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According to a report from TMZ, the current offer Mayweather is giving McGregor is at $50 million.
The report also goes on to add that the proposed bout would be on New Year's Eve, in Las Vegas, a place where both McGregor and Mayweather have smashed pay-per-view records in their respective disciplines.
"Floyd has been talking to the wrong guy, because Conor can't ink the deal."
It's all about convincing Dana White, and there's just no way White would accept such a lopsided deal. Fact is ... in 3 critical Pay-Per-View markets -- Europe, Australia and Canada -- Conor is a bigger star than Floyd," they added, with the worst possible grammar.
They also cite a source close to Floyd's camp, who says that Mayweather has yet to reach out and discuss terms with Dana White and the UFC, which currently has McGregor under contract.
What isn't made very clear in the claims is whether that 50 million McGregor would be receiving is a basic salary that he will make for just taking part in the fight, or whether that is what he would make when taking into account cuts from pay-per-view buys and other additional profits.
According to some estimates from Forbes, Mayweather made a whopping $285million from the fight with Manny Pacquiao. His opponent didn't do too badly out of that contest either, raking in around $120million of his own.
So, while McGregor is now getting a huge chunk of change, it still barely registers on the Mayweather Scale of getting paid.