With Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic announced, it’s hard to think about anything else. However, last year another insane superfight went down that no one ever thought could be possible. Conor McGregor took an hiatus to the UFC with their blessing, boxing Floyd Mayweather and making everyone involved an absolute goldmine of money. Just when you thought you had the spectacle out of your memory banks to make room for the craziness the UFC has planned this year, ‘Money’ Mayweather is here to remind you with his check that would make the Publisher’s Clearing House jealous.
“Some say there’s a difference between being smart and intelligent. Everyone knows that common sense isn’t so common, but when it comes to being wise beyond years, it’s proven I’ve got the Midas touch. It’s simple math. Being 50-0 lets you know I READ my opponents just as clear as you can READ this $100,000,000 check. I stay getting checks like this, I will always have the last laugh.” — Floyd Mayweather on Instagram.
The captured Orangutan who obeyed the rules of a Circus and got filthy rich from it. pic.twitter.com/4kNw01BDAS
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 2, 2017
Floyd Mayweather even threw in some shade for the many fans and celebrities that have teased him in the past for an alleged reading problem. Being a multi-multi-millionaire, Mayweather could afford some Hooked on Phonics if he really has a problem, or just pay someone to read for him. Let’s not forget, Conor McGregor also walked away with an insane amount of moolah in his pockets. So much, he was able to sit out from fighting pretty much as long as he wants. Between the check and his many other endorsements as well as entrepreneurial ventures, we’re still wondering if we’ll ever see him back in the UFC.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/27/2018.