Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have long postured for a fight. Is McGregor willing to cut the UFC out of the picture to make it happen?
Will Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor ever actually happen? In a ring? Cage, possibly? It’s been lit on social media for the past year but the promotional aspect — McGregor has an exclusive deal with the UFC, Floyd calls his own shots — isn’t so simple.
Last week, McGregor suggested he could cut the UFC out of a potential deal, though he’d prefer not to.
“I’ve done great business with the UFC, with Dana, with everyone. I think it’s smoother if everyone just gets together, we get it involved, but again everyone’s got to know their place. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.” – BoxingScene
In his latest jab, McGregor posted an animated picture of himself standing over an unconscious “Money” Mayweather and referenced Orlando Magic point guard C.J. Watson.
Call me C.J Watson! https://t.co/9m2Omw4Wca pic.twitter.com/GZMzxxTsbb
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 11, 2017
To those unaware: Watson was at the center of Mayweather’s 2010 domestic violence dispute. Yeah, sounds like fighting words to me.
“Money” responded by talking money because … what else? McGregor had reportedly asked for an even-split of PPV revenue, something Mayweather brushed off as effortlessly as a telegraphed left hook.
Before you ask for $25M, be worth more than $25M. You have the "2" and the "5" right but you meant to say $2.5M not $25M. pic.twitter.com/07vaWF0hen
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) January 19, 2017