White: I hope FMJ vs. Alvarez breaks PPV record

Thursday, September 12, 2013

ESPN.com boxing writer and television commentator Dan Rafael asked UFC president Dana White about the guaranteed purse of $41,500,000 that Floyd Mayweather will receive for fighting Canelo Alvarez on Sept 14, live on PPV.

Dan Rafaelt @danrafaelespn
Question for my man @danawhite: Could a UFC fighter ever earn the guaranteed $41.5 million that Floyd Mayweather will earn next week?

Seán Sheehan ‏@SeanSheehanBA
That’s whats called, a stupid f—ing question dummy

Ryan Byers ‏@RyanByers925
name ONE other boxer that can do that? You can’t.

Dan Rafaelt @danrafaelespn
Obviously, it’s the record. But many have earned north of $10 million for a fight, even $20 million

Dana White ‏@danawhite
we have been here for 13 years started making $ in 2007 continue to grow in the US and globally so I would have to say yes.

Dan Rafaelt @danrafaelespn
Hope to see it happen someday.

Dana White ‏@danawhite
thank u

Dana White ‏@danawhite
I love to see boxing kill it like this. I hope they break the PPV record too. It shows how many people will Buy right fight

So what do you think UG? Are you excited for Mayweather vs. Alvarez? And do you think UFC purses will ever reach that level?


Thanks to BE for the find.