Dana White Makes Real Fight Offer To Connor McGregor And Floyd Mayweather
The Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight has been talked about for years (maybe I am overestimating the time period but I am too lazy to look up the facts) and now we finally have a real offer on the table to make this sideshow freak of a match come to fruition (I say that with respect).
Dana White joined Colin Cowherd on his show The Herd and said he offered McGregor and Mayweather $25 million each to fight under the UFC banner (they would split the PPV points as well).
White also went on to say:
“Would Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor be the best fight you’ve ever seen? Probably not, but it’ll be pretty damn exciting,”
“But, I’m gonna build an entire card underneath it. I’ll have another title fight and I’ll stack the card like it was at Madison Square Garden, so you’re guaranteed that night to at least get your money’s worth, unlike the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight.”
This news comes on the heels of Floyd telling ESPN he offered McGregor $15 million to fight him. Dana disputes those facts saying:
“Floyd is claiming that he made these offers. There was no offer ever made to anybody – ever – until two minutes ago. Now, a real offer has been made.”
I do not think “Money” will entertain that proposition. Mr 9 figures isn’t going to take a $75 million dollar discount to risk his legacy fighting a mixed martial artist. It would be a fantastic opportunity for Conor though since he hasn’t come close to that kind of payday and the UFC would stand to earn a buck or $500 million. I hope the two sides can agree to settle this in the squared circle because I love trash talk and I love promo videos.