Dana White Opens Up About Mayweather McGregor Negotiations

Dana White Opens Up About Mayweather McGregor Negotiations

Dana White Opens Up About Mayweather McGregor Negotiations

Within the span of just a day, UFC president Dana White spoke twice to TMZ about the much-talked-about super-fight between former boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight titleholder Conor McGregor.

Most importantly, their pay cheques are first on the agenda and White has given a rough idea as to how much the pair will be taking home.

Meanwhile, Independent.ie understands that McGregor's hugely publicised fight with Floyd Mayweather will take place in Las Vegas on September 16 this year.

Speaking today on the Mayweather McGregor negotiations, White has said he thinks Mayweather makes "north" of $100 million.

The McGregor vs. Mayweather dream fight has been rumored for quite some time, but no real action has been taken to get the ball rolling. We haven't really got to into that negotiation yet.

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"I'm a smaller guy but if I want to get to that seven figure payday, I got to call "The Mac Life", he explained. Whether that is true or not, it will come nowhere near the amount he will pull in if he steps in the ring with the highest paid boxer in history. I need to figure out the Mayweather side, and maybe it can't be (figured out).

Given McGregor's MMA background and Mayweather's boxing experience, a bout between two fighters from vastly different sports would be interesting. "Maybe the Mayweather side can't be done but we'll see", White said.

There once was a time when White, and most everyone else, thought the boxing match never had a chance of getting of the ground.

"Listen, one of the things that we have done and the reason we have built this brand the way that we have is we always bring people the fights they want to see", White said. "I don't think that's going to happen".

"I have to be honest, I don't ever see him fighting in Ireland again", said Kavanagh, speaking in Sydney on a promotional tour. Of course, Mayweather-McGregor remains far from a done deal, and finding a revenue split that suits "Money" and his team could prove to be a sticking point in negotiations. "There's no doubt that people want to see this fight". It's not going to have anything to do with the UFC. If were close, I'd tell you we were close.

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