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26th Aug 2017

Official purses for McGregor vs. Mayweather have been revealed

Mayweather is making *a lot* more

Darragh Murphy

They don’t call him ‘Money’ for nothing.

The official purses for Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have been made public ahead of their cross-sport super-fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas

‘The Notorious’ will make his boxing debut opposite arguably the greatest fighter of his generation this weekend and both will be rewarded handsomely for their 12-round super welterweight clash.

Mayweather is guaranteed a minimum of $100 million for his 36 minutes of work while his opponent, who has never stepped through the ropes as a professional, will make at least $30 million which is certainly the most that a fighter with a record of 0-0 has ever earned.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the purse figures to media members late on Friday evening.

McGregor’s $30 million is significantly more than he made in his last MMA outing against Eddie Alvarez. While the New York State Athletic Commission do not release purse figures, it’s understood the Irishman would have banked in the region of $4 million for his victory at UFC 205.

Mayweather, meanwhile, made $32 million in his most recent fight, against Andre Berto. The undefeated pugilist famously earned roughly $180 million for his unanimous decision victory over Manny Pacquiao in May, 2015.

It should be pointed out that both McGregor and Mayweather will make significantly more when all is said and done as the NSAC purse figures do not include money earned from sponsors or the pay-per-view cuts to which both men are entitled.

McGregor vs. Mayweather remains on course to break the pay-per-view record of 4.6 million, with UFC President Dana White projecting a whopping 4.9 million buys for the spectacle which goes down on Saturday night in the T-Mobile Arena.