Boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr. has turned up an apparent offer of $25 million from UFC president Dana White for a fight against Conor McGregor. Mayweather is accustomed to making much more than the $25 million.
It’s pretty clear that if Mayweather is going to fight one of White’s stars from the UFC, he’s going to need to get the lion’s share of the loot. That’s why it seems so unlikely the two will ever fight each other. McGregor is used to being the A-side for his fights in the UFC, and he doesn’t appear to be interested in being the B-side in a fight against Mayweather, who is now retired from boxing and hasn’t fought in a year and a half since September 2015.
“Last time I made $25 million was 10 years ago,” said Mayweather to Fighthype.com. “If I was so desperate and hurting for money, I would come back. I don’t want to talk to Dana White. He was a small boss. The big bosses were the Fertittas .Dana is just an employee. You used to carry my bags.”
It doesn’t look like Mayweather and McGregor are going to fight each other ever. Mayweather is becoming more irrelevant with each passing day. If they can’t make that fight happen in 2017, then there’s no point in the two of them continuing to talk about a fight against each other, because the interest won’t be there from the boxing public and the MMA fans. Mayweather is turning 40 this month. The sooner Mayweather and McGregor stop this back and forth trash talking about a potential fight the better.
The fans already know the fight isn’t going to happen, and there are better things to talk about than this waste of time fight. If McGregor wants to call out someone for a fight, he needs to call out Nate Diaz. In other words, call out someone that you actually have a chance of fighting. I don’t think Dana White is going to ever let McGregor fight Mayweather in a boxing ring while he’s under contract with the UFC.