Floyd Mayweather Jr. is currently retired from the world of professional boxing, but current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor has been making waves in recent months regarding rumors of fighting the former boxing great.
Mayweather Jr., during an appearance on ESPN First Take, stated that he offered the UFC champion $15 Million to take the fight.
“We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight. They knew what my number is. My number was a guaranteed $100M, that way my number, we’re the A-side, and I don’t really know how much money he has made before, I’m pretty sure he hasn’t even made $10M in an MMA bout, but we are willing to give him $15M and then we can talk about splitting the back-end percentage on PPV. But, of course, we’re the A-side. I mean how can a guy talk about $20-$30M if he’s never even made $8-$9M?” said Mayweather Jr.
Mayweather Jr. says he's getting serious about the potential boxing match against McGregor, even imploring UFC President Dana White to help make things happen.
“I’m saying right here on this show, Conor McGregor keep telling everyone he wants the fight. Let’s make it happen...Dana White, The UFC, Let’s make it happen. Bring him over to the boxing world and I’ll show him what it’s like. Easy,” said Mayweather Jr.
McGregor has yet to comment on the newest revelation from Mayweather Jr., he isn’t expected to compete for another 8 months due to the impending birth of his first child.