“Maybe it will get figured out, but it’s going to be hard when everyone is declaring they want $100 million,” Nevada State Athletic Commission chairman Anthony Marnell told ESPN recently. “That’s not what I said — that’s what they’ve said. That’s their quotes, not mine. If everyone wants $100 million, that’s a lot of $100 millions to go around.”
Despite the hefty price tag demanded by the two fighters, McGregor says he is set on fighting Mayweather and believes the fight will come together.
“I have my eyes on one thing, and that’s Floyd Mayweather,” McGregor said at his recent pay-per-view interview with Ariel Helwani. “Me and Floyd have got together and figure it out the same way him and Manny [Pacquiao] figured it out. Once we come to a set number that I’m happy with, he’s happy with, then we go to the customers, we go to the promoters, the buyers. And then we get it done.
“That fight is more than just being explored. That fight’s been in the works for a while now. There’s a lot of steps to get done, there’s a lot of things to get done, but it’s the fight to make.”
Floyd Mayweather laughed at UFC President Dana White’s $25 million offer to put together the bout with McGregor. “The Notorious” also laughed at Mayweather’s initial $15 million offer, so like Marnell said, it’s tough when everyone wants to be guaranteed big money.
In this animated parody video by Mojahed Fudailat, Conor McGregor is portrayed as a murderous gangster shooting everyone in sight after Mayweather offers him $15 million for their fight. We see 50 Cent, who has had an up and down relationship with Mayweather take the first bullet in the parody video.
What are your thoughts on the animated parody? Be sure to share it with a friend that you think will get a kick out of “The Negotiation” between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather!
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 2/22/2017.