The never-ending story of the potential super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor took another twist earlier this week as ‘Money’ admitted that should the fight go ahead, there’s a possibility that he could lose for the first time in his career.
It’s easier said than done, though, as 49 men have tried and failed to defeat the unbeaten American, and you can’t blame the Notorious for cashing in on the biggest payday of his life.
Negotiations seem to be at a dead end, and this is becoming a common trend for this story as fans are often given a glimmer of hope before it’s cruelly taken away from them.
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We saw this recently as UFC president Dana White predicted how much money they could both earn from the fight, claiming Mayweather is looking at north of $100 million while the Irishman is looking at the region of $75 million – although McGregor claims he’ll earn a lot more cheese than that.
Then we had Showtime Sports executive Stephen Espinoza giving the world a wake-up call by claiming negotiations have stalled, and it’s looking unlikely at this point.
There was one thing he said which seems to have irked White, as Espinoza boldly claimed White is stalling on purpose so that McGregor doesn’t retire after fighting Mayweather.
He said: “I think part of the fear on the UFC’s side is that they’ll never see Conor again. If he makes 50, 60, 70 and then you’ll never see him in the ring and he retires in Ireland and so much for their megastar.”
White has shot down those rumours and claimed that it couldn’t be from the truth; saying a deal of this magnitude just takes time.
White said: “I saw a quote the other day from a guy from Showtime who said that I’m stalling the thing [McGregor vs. Mayweather] because I’m worried that McGregor will retire after the right, which is completely false and not even close to being true.
“To get a deal like this one, this doesn’t happen in a couple months. It’s gonna be a tough deal to get done, if it gets done at all.”
McGregor has plenty of unfinished business left inside of the Octagon, and a lot more money can be made where he can continue cementing his legacy as one of the most successful fighters to compete in the organisation.
However, despite White claiming he isn’t stalling the boxing deal, you can’t be too confident about it happening based on the video above.
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