Dana White Just Made An Offer For Floyd Mayweather Vs. Conor McGregor Fight
UFC President Dana White joined Fox Sports 1’s “The Herd” on Friday afternoon and made an official offer to get boxer Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor in the ring together.
Mayweather and McGregor have been going back and forth at one another for months about a potential fight between them. Earlier this week, Mayweather appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” where he said he wanted $100 million for the fight and offered the Irish fighter $15 million to do it, according to Complex Sports.
“First of all, let’s cut out the BS,” White said on “The Herd” Friday. “He hasn’t talked to anybody about this fight,” White began on Mayweather. “If you’re talking to somebody about the fight, you’re talking to me. I’m the promoter. Conor McGregor is under contract with me.”
White then trashed Mayweather for thinking he would be the “A-side” of the potential matchup between two big-name fighters.
“The last major fight that you were in, you left such a bad taste in everybody’s mouth that nobody wants to see you again,” White said of Mayweather. “[Mayweather’s] last fight did 350,000 Pay-Per-View buys. Conor’s last fight–Conor did a million three and a million five Pay-Per View buys.”
White added that the reason Mayweather wants the fight so bad is because he knows it would be his “money fight.” So, the UFC president went ahead and made a money offer to the boxer and McGregor both.
“I’ll tell you what Floyd, here’s a real offer,” White said on air. “We’ll pay you $25 million. We’ll pay Conor $25 million. And then we’ll talk about Pay-Per-View and a certain number. There’s a real offer, okay?”