Floyd Mayweather reveals the figure he's offering Conor McGregor for super-fight
Floyd Mayweather has admitted that there's only one potential fight that would motivate him to dust off his gloves.
"The only thing that I'm probably interested in... is the Conor McGregor fight," Mayweather said.
Mayweather, retired since 2015, has seen his name thrown around in relation to a monster bout against the reigning UFC lightweight champion and he's not shying away from those links by any means.
The cross-sport clash stands alone as the biggest possible pay-per-view draw on the table for either man as every fight fan wants to see what would happen if arguably the greatest boxer in the UFC were to try his hand in the ring against arguably the greatest boxer of all time.
That talk gathered steam late last year when news broke that McGregor had been granted a boxing licence in California, leading many to believe that a career in pugilism was on the horizon for 'The Notorious'.
White also had his say on McGregor being granted a boxing licence... https://t.co/dFxSCndypO
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At that time, Mayweather's camp responded to that news by ridiculing it as no more than a publicity stunt from the Irishman but now the boxer has insisted that he already attempted to convince McGregor to sign a bout agreement, revealing the fee on offer.
"We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight," Mayweather told ESPN's First Take. "They know what my number is. My number was a guaranteed $100 million. That was my number. We're the A-side.
"I don't really know how much money he has made before. I'm pretty sure he hasn't even made $10 million in an MMA bout but we are willing to give him $15 million and then we can talk about splitting the percentage, the back-end percentage on pay-per-view, but of course we're the A-side.
"How can a guy talk about $20 million or $30 million if he's never even made $8 million or $9 million?
"Conor McGregor keeps telling everybody he wants the fight. Let's make it happen!"
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