McGregor disputes White’s 75 million dollar estimate

Thursday, April 20, 2017

After an entire year of rumor and bickering, it appears that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are going to engage in a boxing match. UFC president Dana White appeared recently on The Herd and said he is negotiating with McGregor’s team this week, and intends to move on to Mayweather next.

“If the fight sells as well as I think it can, Floyd makes a little north of $100 [million] and Conor makes $75 [million],” said White.

McGregor disputed that estimate.

“Happy Thursday everyone,” wrote McGregor. “How’s that 75milli make your stomach feel? It’s actually 100+ milli if we go by the non conservative numbers the fight will actually do and that’s not including my endorsements and business ventures.”

McGregor also posted a video showing his progress as a boxer.

Here is a reply video I sent one of my protégés who was seeking advice on some boxing only pad work footage they sent me. I believe you will like it. The focus has been solely boxing lately but make no mistakes, the kicking and grappling aspects, and everything else got to do with unlimited free fighting, is still very much present in my thoughts. Floyd may crap his jocks after all and if so I will go back to true fighting or just pick another boxer like manny or something. But whatever that's another conversation. I like to build fighters and watch their progression. I have built many to this date, and all unintentionally. One is fighting in the UFC main event this weekend. When my son is born I will build him up into a multiple free fighting world champion also. Just like his old man. I look forward to it.

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The best guess is that the pair will box in September. And it’s no surprise that the official boxing betting line favors Mayweather.