Mayweather: Multi-fight deal with UFC can make me one billion
In August Floyd Mayweather broke Rocky Marciano’s cursed record, defeating UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a boxing match, and making $300 million. Then he retired. That’s Money’s good news. The bad news is he’s estimated to spend $75 million per year, so when you back taxes out of his MayMac payday, he’s going to have fight again pretty soon, and he’s not getting younger.
During a recent Instagram livestream captured by Fight Hype, Mayweather said he could make $1 billion fighting for the UFC.
“You already know I’m a money-getting motherf***er,” said Mayweather, as transcribed by Jed Meshew for MMA Fighting. “I’m Money May. They just called me not too long ago and asked me to come back. I can come right back. If I want to, I can come right back to the UFC. I can go fight in the Octagon. I can do a three- or four-fight deal in the Octagon and make a billion dollars. Remember, I’m Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, and you motherf***ers love me, and I love you motherf***ers.”
“At the end of the day, I’m the best athlete ever.”
Mayweather has previously referenced a willingness to fight Conor McGregor under MMA rules in the Octagon. Fans were ultimately convinced that McGregor boxing Mayweather could be a competitive contest, and it did appear to be at times. However, Mayweather has a better chance of capturing a 500’ tall winged monkey flying out his backside than he does beating McGregor. So fighting four times in the Octagon sounds constellation level far fetched.
UFC president Dana White has also discussed getting into the boxing business, but Mayweather promotes his own show. So what he’s talking about is thus far entirely unclear.