Conor McGregor wants $100 million for potential Floyd Mayweather fight

August 14, 2016 2:30 pm by Chris Taylor
Conor McGregor Floyd Mayweather

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will rematch Nate Diaz in the headlining bout of next weekend’s UFC 202 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas.

Diaz scored a second-round submission victory over the Irish star in their first encounter at UFC 196 this past March.

McGregor recently hosted a media day at his new gym in Las Vegas to hype the UFC 202 rematch with Nate Diaz and was asked asked by a reporter if a potential future fight with undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. still interested him.

“Yeah, of course,” McGregor said. “Right now I have Floyd running around the Showtime offices gathering my money. That’s what he’s doing. He’s running around the Showtime offices, begging for those executives to come up with $100 million cash for me to fight me. So as soon as he gets my money, we can fight.”

He continued:

“If you want to fight me, we can fight,” McGregor said. “If you need a specific rule set to protect you from a true fight, that’s no problem. Just make sure that money is there. As long as that money is there, then we can fight under your safety net of rules. But me, I don’t need rules. I am the f*cking rules.

“I’ve got the boxing community saying I can’t box. And then I say, OK, let’s fight. ‘Oh well, you can’t kick or elbow or grapple. As long as you can’t do that, then we box your ass up.’ OK then. And then I’ve got the grappling community saying I can’t grapple. So I say, OK let’s fight. And then the grappling community be like, ‘Well, you can’t box or kick. As long as you can’t do that, then we grapple your ass up.’ All these people saying I can’t do this and I can’t do that. I say, well let’s fight then. You got all of these rules. They need to bring in rules to protect them. I don’t need rules to protect me. I can fight any way.”

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