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.
— 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