Floyd Mayweather will fight Conor McGregor in a boxing match in Las Vegas according to British tabloid, The Sun. This, of course, is not true, but these are names that have the power to generate pageviews, so here we are.
The Sun first pushed the idea of this fight since January and today they decided to pull the trigger on a piece of fiction that actually uses the words “billion dollar” in the headline.
The Sun claims that Mayweather and McGregor still have to agree on the purse, but also says Mayweather will earn £100million ($144 million) and McGregor will make £7million ($10.1 million). (That’s roughly $850 million short of a billion, but I digress.) So all McGregor has to do is agree to this 95/5 split that he already apparently agreed to and the fight is on!
The Sun also states that McGregor will have to lose 25 pounds for the fight. Why? Who knows. Mayweather weighed in at 146 for his last fight in September. McGregor is the UFC title holder in the 145-pound division. I guess it’s a reference to McGregor weighing-in at 168lbs when he fought Nate Diaz. It doesn’t matter.
This isn’t happening. First and last of all, McGregor’s UFC contract would never allow it. I guess we should just be thankful that people are discussing a fight between Mayweather and McGregor instead of Mayweather and Rousey.