The President of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Dana White, got a rather harsh response from Mayweather over his announcement that he’s prepared to pay $25million each to Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to stage their proposed mega fight.
White, who made this known on “The Herd” – a sport talk radio show by Colin Cowherd on Friday -, added that an agreement could be reached if the parties sat down and discussed pay-per-view splits.
“I’ll tell you what Floyd, here’s a real offer,” said White
“I’m the only guy that can actually make the offer and I’m actually making a real offer.
“We’ll pay you $25million, we’ll pay Conor $25million and then we’ll talk about pay-per-view at a certain number. There’s a real offer,” he added.
Mayweather announced his retirement from in-ring activities after 49 wins and 0 defeat in September 2015, while McGregor on the hand is still actively in the sport with an exclusive contract with the UFC. But the UFC President has not ruled out the possibility of the fight – which is expected to be under boxing rules and regulations.
However, Floyd, who earlier this week said he would fight McGregor for a guaranteed $100 million, has responded to the $25million offer as hilarious.
“He’s a f*cking comedian,” Mayweather said when approached in the passenger seat of an SUV by TMZ. And his driver zoomed off after he added, “Man, look at my watch.” (a Hublot watch he wore, which is worth worth millions).
White’s offer would actually be the most lucrative in McGregor’s fighting career, but not for Mayweather, who pocketed $100million for his showdown with Manny Pacquiao in May 2015, in a fight that was billed as the richest of all-time, and also took home a further $32million for his final professional fight, a victory over Andre Berto in 2016.
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