Bob Arum, who worked as Floyd Mayweather’s promoter for over a decade, dropped his recent thoughts on the potential superfight between “Money” andlightweight champion .
As many of you already know, speculations and verbal exchanges between both fighters have been on-going for nearly a year now to the point the UFC was forced to step in to let everyone know without them nothing will come to fruition. In fact, UFC President Dana White even said at one point that it would be an “epic fail” if McGregor didn’t involve the promotion.
In the last month, White has been much more positive about the superfight because there’s so much money to be made for everyone. Arum claims the UFC is eyeing to take 50% of McGregor’s purse for the boxing bout. A purse that could reach upward of $100 million.
In an interview with Tim Burke of Bloody Elbow Arum said,
I think the only impediment there is the UFC, because UFC doesn’t treat fighters the same way that boxing promoters do. In other words, UFC fighters get so much less than boxers do. They proposed a deal to Conor that on his share of the purse, they take 50 percent. Now, give me a break.
According to McGregor, both fighters are very close to inking a fight deal. However, if it doesn’t happen in 2017 then Arum believes it will ONLY be because of the UFC.
If that fight doesn’t happen, the blame will only be on the UFC.
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