Talks have seriously heated up in regards to a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match in 2017.
To kick off the year, Mayweather made McGregor a fight offer, offering the UFC superstar $15 million to fight, while leaving the door open to potentially giving the UFC lightweight champ a cut of the PPV sales. That offer didn’t sit too well with UFC President Dana White, who appeared on ‘The Herd’ this week to offer Mayweather $25 million to fight McGregor, while saying that the pair could talk about how the PPV sales would be split. Mayweather laughed off White’s offer, reiterating that he wouldn’t fight for less than $100 million, a figure he had mentioned consistently throughout the course of the last several months.
Now, White has fired back at Mayweather via a TMZ video, saying:
“First of all, Floyd thinks he’s so much bigger than Conor, he’s wrong. Listen, Floyd’s gone undefeated for 20 years, I give him all the credit in the world for doing that. Conor’s been around for 3 or 4 years, for him to think that he’s a much bigger star than Conor isn’t true. I’m not gonna pay him way more money than I’m gonna pay my guy.”
“Let me tell you what, we all know $25 million dollars isn’t peanuts, and so does he. He’s hanging his watch out the window, his watch is the problem. When you’re wearing a watch that’s $250,000, you’re gonna need $25 million real quick pal. Real quick. Hey Floyd, taxes are coming up too buddy.”
“Floyd said that he made an offer. He never made an offer. It’s not true. I made an offer, okay. So if you’re serious, there’s a real offer. Where do we go from here Floyd?”
So far no word back yet from Mayweather’s camp. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on [1/14/2017]