While not many believe it can be finalized, details about a possible boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather continue to go public it seems. 'Money' has claimed that the cross-over fight could beat his pay-per-view record against Manny Pacquiao, and net them both a 'great' payday at the same time.
According to TMZ, the current offer Mayweather is giving McGregor is at $50 million. The report states that the proposed bout would be on New Year's Eve, in Las Vegas.
They also cite a source close to Floyd's camp, who says that Mayweather has yet to reach out and discuss terms with Dana White and the UFC, which currently has McGregor under contract.
There are a few things worth noting if the number is indeed accurate:
1. There is no word if that figure is just the guaranteed salary, or if a certain split of the pay-per-view and other profits will still be added. Note that during early negotiations for the Pacquiao fight, Mayweather offered Manny a $40 million flat rate salary that was promptly declined.
They eventually settled on a revenue split with Floyd taking home a slightly bigger percentage, and both men ended up earning significantly higher than that number.
2. As of late, Mayweather has constantly spoken about at least a $100 million guarantee, plus more on the backend.
3. Forbes estimates that Mayweather earned a whopping $285 million for his bout against Pacquiao. Manny, who took a lesser cut of the pie, still took home $125 million.
4. As for their last paychecks, Mayweather's "retirement bout" against Berto bombed, and he took home "just" $32 million for the fight. McGregor on the other hand, reportedly earned about $10 million against Nate Diaz. McGregor's last bout drew significantly more than Mayweather's on PPV, but the latter gets a much bigger cut of the pie.