Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor earned around $17 million through his purse, various sponsorships, and bonuses for his UFC 205 win this past weekend over Eddie Alvarez. The Irish UFC fighter wants a lot more than that to fight boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The price tag McGregor set for a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather isn’t a little more than the $17 million he possibly earned from UFC 205. It’s a lot more.

“I want a $100 million cash to fight him under boxing rules … he’s afraid of a real fight,” McGregor said.

McGregor announced his terms at 1 OAK in New York City on Tuesday when he took over the DJ Booth and hijacked the mic.

“Floyd’s not ready for this.” 

“Much respect to Floyd. He’s a solid businessman on what he’s been able to do … he’s a f**king animal at what he’s been able to do. But as far as real fighting … as far as true pure unarmed combat … Floyd don’t want none of this.”

“He wants a boxing match, he doesn’t want a fight,” McGregor said. 

$100 million is a lot of money. Especially for McGregor, who earned a UFC record $3 million purse (before sponsorships and bonuses) for his UFC 202 fight with Nate Diaz.

Floyd Mayweather Jr, on the other hand, has earned a ton of money during his boxing career. Over a year ago, after Mayweather beat Andre Berto in September of 2015, Mayweather’s career earnings reached $700 million.

If Mayweather vs. McGregor for $100 million does happen, can you imagine how much those tickets would cost?


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