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Conor McGregor finally reveals how much he made from Floyd Mayweather fight

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What was Conor McGregor’s pay-out from the Floyd Mayweather super fight you may ask?

Well, although it's never been made clear, some say that the Irishman’s pot was around £23million, whilst others say it was probably around £75million.

Now, the 29-year-old UFC star has told journalists and fans that, whilst he does not yet know the exact figure himself, it is closer to £75million.

“It's around that, we're still in the counting game,” the former plumber said.

“Some people are saying it's this, other people are saying it's that.

“You know, you get your show money and then you go and gather all your information.

“The gate, the pay-per-view, the sponsorship revenue, the merchandise sales.

"It's my first time as a promoter of an event, so it's my first time kind of diving into all of these things.

"Right now we're in the counting game."

That is a figure that the lightweight UFC champion would never have got if he stayed in MMA, that's for sure.

And, if these sort of super fights attract the same sort of coverage and hype, then it is almost a certainly that more of these bouts will take place.

Anthony Joshua vs UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic for example, those are two fighters that have been linked with fighting each other in recent months.

The UFC heavyweight sounded out AJ in August when he tweeted: “@anthonyfjoshua looks like your schedule is wide open. No excuses, let's dance! #BaddestManOnThePlanet.”

It was his third attempt to goad AJ into the ring, and to be honest, looking at the takings from Mayweather–McGregor, you can't blame him, but it is starting to look a little desperate.

Miocic tried a similar tactic back in May when Mayweather-McGregor became closer to reality, but in truth, it is probably never going to happen.

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Floyd Mayweather
Manny Pacquiao

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