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Dana White Offers Floyd Mayweather $25 Million to Fight Conor McGregor (Video)
After so much talk about a potential fight between retired boxer Floyd Mayweather and MMA star Conor McGregor, we now have a real offer on the table to actually make this match happen.
Mayweather stated on ‘First Take’ that his fighting price was a guaranteed $100 million and he’d give McGregor $15 million. He also said they’d discuss splitting the back-end percentage on the PPV buys.
On Friday, UFC President Dana White responded to that by offering Mayweather $25 million and McGregor $25 million to fight each other.
“I’ll tell you what Floyd, here’s a real offer,” White said. “I’m the only guy that can actually make the offer and I’m actually making a real offer: We’ll pay you $25 million, we’ll pay Conor $25 million and then we’ll talk about pay-per-view at a certain number. There’s a real offer.”
He then went on to respond to Floyd’s other comments about being the ‘A’ side.
“First of all let’s cut the B.S. right from the get go — (Floyd Mayweather) hasn’t talked to anybody about this fight. You’re talking to somebody about the fight, you’re talking to me. I’m the promoter. Conor McGregor is under contract to me. To say that Conor McGregor hasn’t made $8 million or $10 million in a fight, wrong again. To think that you’re the ‘A’ side — how are you the ‘A’ side?” White said.
“The last fight, the last major fight you were in, you left such a bad taste in everybody’s mouth that nobody wants to see you again. His last fight did 350,000 pay-per-view buys. Conor did 1.3 (million for UFC 205) and 1.5 (million for UFC 202) pay-per-view buys. So I don’t understand how you think you’re the ‘A’ side and there’s a reason why you want this Conor McGregor fight so bad — because you know that’s your money fight.”