The never-ending saga of what might be the biggest pay-per-view fight never to happen—Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor—has taken a new twist.
Just days after Mayweather said he was done fighting, UFC President Dana White made a very public offer to Mayweather’s camp: $25 million to each fighter for a fight.
“I’ll tell you what, Floyd: Here’s a real offer, and I’m the guy that can actually make the offer, and I’m actually making a real offer,” White said Friday on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. “We pay you $25 million, we’ll pay Conor $25 million, and then we’ll talk about pay-per-view at a certain number. There’s a real offer,” White said.
His comments come only days after Mayweather went on ESPN’s First Take, when the boxer claimed to have offered McGregor $15 million to his $100 million for a boxing match.
But White didn’t just stop at the offer—he blasted the boxer even further, shutting down Mayweather’s claim.
“First of all, let’s cut the B.S. right from the get-go—[Mayweather] hasn’t talked to anyone about this fight,” White said. “You’re talking to somebody about the fight, you’re talking to me. I’m the promoter. Conor is under contract to me. To say that Conor McGregor hasn’t made $8 million or $10 million in a fight? Wrong again.” White said.
There are still plenty of obstacles to overcome before this fight becomes reality, but if Mayweather really wants to fight McGregor, UFC President Dana White is finally on board—even if it’s all talk.
Will we ever see “Money” Mayweather vs. the “Notorious” McGregor? Who knows?