Mayweather says money talks in a new interview.
While boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has been busy as of late promoting the boxing match between Chris Brown and Soulja Boy, he took some time off today to visit ESPN's "First Take."
In his guest spot, Money Mayweather gets straight to the point regarding the highly anticipated fight between him and Connor McGreggor, with that point being money. Floyd responded to McGregor's request of $100 million purse with an offer of a $15 million purse, a cut of the pay-per-view and a few choice comments.
We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight. They know what my number is. My number is a guaranteed a $100 million. That was my number.We are willing to give him $15 million and then we can talk about splitting the percentage -- the back end -- on the pay-per-view. But of course, we're the 'A side.' How can a guy talk about making 20 or 30 million if he has never made 8 or 9 million in a fight.
While McGregor is not expected to return to the octagon until May, this could ignite the short fuse of the fighter and set things into place for this fight to happen. Not to mention that McGregor recently obtained his professional license to box in California.
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