Conor McGregor responds to report he'll earn $75 million in Mayweather fight

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Conor McGregor is living a lavish life few could ever dream of, and The Notorious is never shy about letting everyone in the world know about it.

When you're one of the top athletes in all of professional sports that's something you're allowed, and there's no question that McGregor has been at the peak of combat sports for years. The man could never fight again and still be a legend in mixed martial arts. 

But there's no sign of retirement just yet, especially as the superfight with Floyd Mayweather comes closer and closer to being a reality. Dana White revealed that McGregor could earn upwards of $75 million for the bout, and McGregor responded to it in typical Conor fashion. 

Conor took to his Instagram to share his thoughts on the $75 million purse report that's making its rounds. McGregor went on a bit of a rant that ended with some profanity, so you've been forewarned about the caption that includes his feelings on his possible earnings. 

That the $75 million's he could make for the fight alone is the "conservative" number actually makes some sense. There's really no way to tell just how high a ceiling this superfight has financially, and both men are set to make some serious dough. 

Mayweather is reportedly on track to take the lion's share at $100 million, which amazingly isn't anywhere near the top of Floyd's payscale. Money Mayweather reportedly collected over $220 million in his fight against Manny Pacquiao, more than double these projections.

If anything, that kind of precedent means McGregor is probably right that the $75 million is a conservative number. The Pacquiao fight, of course, was even longer in the making and had global interest.

While Mayweather-McGregor certainly is highly anticipated, it's not necessarily near the level the Pacquiao fight was. It's a different set of circumstances, though, and drawing in MMA fans as well as boxing fans is the wild card here. 

For now, though, the sports world must hold its collective breath for the fight to finally have its green light. Dana White is reportedly set to sit down with McGregor to finalize the deal that's apparently on the table this week.

The fight, should it go official soon, would take place in September and would be held in Las Vegas. Between ticket revenues, merchandise, pay-per-view revenues and whatever other money is brought to the table, it's going to be a huge paycheck for both men.

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