UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is gunning for the biggest fight of his life with the boxing match against undefeated great, Floyd Mayweather.
One reason Mayweather could be coming out of retirement for the fight against McGregor is the massive amounts of the money that it could generate. UFC President Dana White is estimating Mayweather will make over $100 million dollars, which is what Floyd says he needs a guarantee of while McGregor will make an estimated $60 to $75 million.
White spoke with Snoop Dogg on GGN News about the potential fight and the UFC President admitted that if “The Notorious” brings in that kind of payday, it is more than possible we never see McGregor fight again.
“Let me tell you what, the other problem is if this thing goes down, you know, Conor could make anywhere from $60 to $70 million,” said White. “What I think happens is, and Floyd is gonna make a hundred or whatever, however the thing plays out, I mean, how do you come back and fight for $8, $9, $10 million?”
“But, that’s a once in a lifetime scenario,” said Snoop to White. “As long as he understands that dynamic.”
“Which, I think he does,” said White. “He’s a smart kid, but he might never fight again. Listen, Snoop, when you’re in the fight business, you gotta be hungry, man. You gotta be hungry. It’s hard to get punched in the face every day when you got $75 million in the bank.”
Snoop then questioned if McGregor was as hungry for any opponent in the UFC as he was for Floyd.
“I think he’s hungry for Floyd for the money, and Conor loves to prove people wrong. I met with Conor McGregor two weeks ago. You sit down with this f**king kid, he’ll make you believe he’s gonna knock Floyd Mayweather out. It’s one of the many things I love about this kid.”
If the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor does take place, do you think “The Notorious” will still have the hunger to fight in the UFC after cashing in on such a big payday? Let’s get your opinion in the comment section!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/24/2017.