Will retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather step into the ring and box UFC lightweight champion and MMA superstar Conor McGregor for $25 million plus PPV points, as was the offer presented by UFC president Dana White? Based on Mayweather’s response to TMZ, I think you can lean towards “no.”
Mayweather’s answer White’s offer was to simply say, “You’re a f—king comedian!” and then repeat the statement again after the TMZ reporter asked him how he’s responded to the news. He then showed off his fancy Hublot Laferrari watch, which costs well over $200,000, and that’s the complete breakdown of the 47-second video, which you can see in the player below.
On Wednesday, Mayweather said his side was willing to offer McGregor $15 million + PPV points, while Mayweather would get a guaranteed $100 million. This was in response to McGregor wanting his own $100 million purse to fight Floyd in a boxing match.
For the record, Mayweather has made at least a guaranteed $32 million (not including sponsorship money + PPV points) in all of his fights dating back to his May 2012 win over Miguel Cotto. In May 2015, Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao took part in the richest fight in boxing history, with Mayweather reportedly making upwards of $220 million to Pacquiao’s $150 million.