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Floyd Mayweather Says He Offered Conor McGregor $15 Million For a Fight

January 11, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Floyd Mayweather says that he offered Conor McGregor $15 million for a potential fight. Mayweather appeared on ESPN’s First Take and discussed the long-talked about fight that fans have wanted to see, saying that he McGregor’s recent demands of $100 million for the fight with the $15 million offer along with a cut of the pay-per-view.

“You guys keep hearing all these different rumors about different fighters want to face Floyd Mayweather,” Mayweather said. “Everybody keeps talking about Conor McGregor. He’s blowing smoke up everybody’s (expletive). Dana White, the UFC – let’s make it happen. Bring him over to the boxing world, and I’ll show him what it’s like…We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight. They know what my number is. My number is a guaranteed $100 million. That was my number. We are willing to give him $15 million and then we can talk about splitting the percentage – the back end – on the pay-per-view. But of course, we’re the ‘A side.’ How can a guy talk about making 20 or 30 million if he has never made eight or nine million in a fight?”