Floyd Mayweather: We offered $15 million to Conor McGregor for boxing match
Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t all that invested in returning to boxing. If he does, though, the one fight that stands out above the others — at least to him — is against Conor McGregor.
“The only thing that I’m probably interested in is probably the Conor McGregor fight,” Mayweather said on ESPN’s “First Take” on Wednesday. “I’m a business man and it makes more business sense.”
Obviously, if that fight ever happened (and there are many obstacles in front of it), it would be one of the biggest pay-per-views of all time. Mayweather is the PPV king of boxing and McGregor has set records in the UFC, eclipsing even Mayweather’s most recent fight against Andre Berto multiple times when it comes to pay-per-view buyrate.
In November, McGregor was granted a boxing license in California, which many took as a way to gain leverage with the UFC toward a potential future Mayweather bout. As long as McGregor is under contract with the UFC, it is the only organization that can promote him in combat sports. And the UFC has never been a fan of co-promoting, certainly not in a different avenue like boxing.
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