Floyd Mayweather is eyeing a potential fight with Conor McGregor in MMA. If we remember vividly, Mayweather defeated McGregor in a boxing match in Las Vegas, USA on August 2017.
Floyd Mayweather was guaranteed $100 million while Conor McGregor got $30 million. Although the earnings might later increase depending on revenues. Rumours have it that Mayweather was paid a total sum of $300 million.
Barely a year now, and we are looking at the possibility of another fight. But this time around, it will be at the Octagon (the venue for MMA fights). Many pundits and fans believes Floyd Mayweather will struggle in the octagon since it’s McGregor territory. But the fact still remains that Mayweather loves money and even the theory of him losing this fight, won’t stop him from fighting for the right price.
One of the best defensive boxer ever in the history of boxing. Floyd Mayweather retired with an undefeated record of 50-0 (27 KO) beating Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0.
Definitely, Mayweather is one of the greatest boxer ever. The 41 years old, American international has won world titles in 5 different weight categories (Light middleweight, Welterweight, Light welterweight, Lightweight and Super featherweight).
The Notorious as he’s fondly called as become one of UFC best fighter. With his good fan-base, McGregor has put MMA on the world map. He is the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) draw in MMA history.
Conor vs Nate Diaz fight at UFC 202 drew 1.65 million pay-per-views which is still till today the biggest in MMA history. Altogether, McGregor have headlined four of MMA six biggest selling pay-per-views events. The 29 years old Ireland international has a 21-3 record in MMA, and won 18 of his 21 victories by knockout.
In essence, can this fight actually happen or is just another publicity stunt. Floyd Mayweather has been teasing fans with clips and pictures of himself in a ring that looks like the octagon. Probably he is training there 🙂
Even the lead executive of Showtime sports Stephen Espinoza have dropped hints of his involvement in bringing Mayweather to the MMA. Espinoza have a good working relationship with the boxer over the years.
— Stephen Espinoza (@StephenEspinoza) February 4, 2018
In my opinion, i strongly believe we would see a MMA fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor Gregor. Probably before the end of 2018. The fans are eager to see this happen which is one of the most important thing and the fight estimates could be worth up to $500M.
Mayweather bragged he got $300 million from the boxing match last year while McGregor said he got $100 million. Why won’t they want another round of such heavy paychecks?
What do you guys think? Could this fight actually happen and who will be your favorite to win?