Conor McGregor will take Dana White’s $75 million estimate and raise him another $25 million -- at least.
When all is said and done, the UFC lightweight champion believes he’ll take home more than $100 million for a proposed boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. White appeared Wednesday on “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd, where he detailed negotiations for the superfight and predicted that McGregor would earn $75 million for the bout, while Mayweather would receive $100 million.
“Happy Thursday everyone. How’s that 75milli make your stomach feel,” McGregor wrote on Instagram. “It’s actually 100+ milli if we go by the non-conservative numbers the fight will actually do and that’s not including my endorsements and business ventures. 28 years of age. Fresh c---t. Doubt me now.”
White said on Wednesday that he expected to finish McGregor’s portion of the deal within the next few days. The UFC boss has not yet met with anyone from Mayweather’s team. As of now, the fight remains far from a done deal, despite the positive signs of progress.
“Again, I haven’t gotten into a room with Team Mayweather yet. Who knows?” White said. “We’re good on the Conor side. I need to figure out the Mayweather side, and maybe the Mayweather side can’t be done. I promised Conor I’d do everything I could to make this thing happen, so that’s what I’m gonna do.”
McGregor last appeared at UFC 205 in New York on Nov. 12, when he captured the lightweight belt with a second-round stoppage of Eddie Alvarez. Mayweather ended his retirement in March to pursue a boxing match with McGregor; he last fought in September 2015, taking a unanimous verdict against Andre Berto.
McGregor later posted a video on Instagram offering boxing advice to one of his “proteges,” and he also offered some further thoughts his fighting focus these days.
“The focus has been solely boxing lately but make no mistakes, the kicking and grappling aspects, and everything else got to do with unlimited free fighting, is still very much present in my thoughts,” McGregor said. “Floyd may crap his jocks after all and if so I will go back to true fighting or just pick another boxer like [Manny Pacquiao] or something. But whatever, that's another conversation.”
I don't need glasses I just like how they look on my face even tho they tilt on me cos of my banged up nose and ears I still feel like I look good happy Thursday everyone how's that 75milli make your stomach feel? It's actually 100+ milli if we go by the non conservative numbers the fight will actually do and that's not including my endorsements and business ventures. 28 years of age. Fresh cunt. Doubt me now
Here is a reply video I sent one of my protégés who was seeking advice on some boxing only pad work footage they sent me. I believe you will like it. The focus has been solely boxing lately but make no mistakes, the kicking and grappling aspects, and everything else got to do with unlimited free fighting, is still very much present in my thoughts. Floyd may crap his jocks after all and if so I will go back to true fighting or just pick another boxer like manny or something. But whatever that's another conversation. I like to build fighters and watch their progression. I have built many to this date, and all unintentionally. One is fighting in the UFC main event this weekend. When my son is born I will build him up into a multiple free fighting world champion also. Just like his old man. I look forward to it.