Earlier this week, Floyd Mayweather Jr. offered UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor a $15 million purse plus pay-per-view points for a boxing match and that he would take in $100 million. But UFC President Dana White doesn’t believe that deal makes any sense.
In a recent interview with The Herd, White made an official offer for Mayweather to fight McGregor, who is currently under contract with the UFC. White said he is willing to pay both fighters $25 million and is also willing to sit and negotiate the split of the pay-per-view.
I’ll tell you what Floyd, here’s a real offer, and I’m the guy who 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 well talk pay-per-view and a certain number. There is a real offer.
In addition, White would build an entire fight card around the fight with a championship bout as the co-main event to make it a special event for combat sport fans.
If we did Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather, there would be another championship bout as the co main event and a stacked card just like we did in New York. And when the show was over, people would leave at least, whether they went to the event or bought it on pay-per-view, feeling like they got their money’s worth.
TMZ caught up with Mayweather, who responded with a big grin on his face and it doesn’t sound like a deal is set in stone.
He’s a f*cking comedian, said Mayweather