By Jeff Aranow: Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. has reportedly offered UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor $50 million to fight him this year before the end of the year in a giant PPV fight. Mayweather would receive nine-figures if the fight takes place. The imbalance in pay could make it tough for the fight to happen though because Mayweather would be making two times the amount that McGregor is getting if the fight takes place.
Getting the 27-year-old McGregor and his management to agree to a deal where he’s getting only half as much as Mayweather might make the fight untenable unless Mayweather is willing to give him a better cut.
It might take parity for the fight to get made unfortunately. That would mean Mayweather wouldn’t get nine figures. It would make it more like $75 million.
Mayweather says he made $70 million for his fight against Andre Berto last September. If all Mayweather is going to get is $75M for a fight against McGregor, it might not even be worth making the fight in the first place. If Mayweather must make twice as much as McGregor for him to get his nine-figure payday, then the fight is probably going to be undoable.