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9/21/13 6:23 PM
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Floyd Mayweather Jr is reportedly making $100,000,000 for fighting Canelo Alvarez last Saturday. That is more money than any athlete, or any performer has ever been paid for a single day's performance.

The bout is the highest-grossing PPV fight of all time, generating $150 million in revenue from 2.2 million buys. UFC president Dana White, who profoundly understands PPV revenue in the fight business, breaks down how 'Money' does it

“Let’s face the facts," said White. "Floyd Mayweather, when he was ‘Pretty Boy Floyd,’ not that many people were interested. When he became ‘Money Mayweather,’ he became this huge personality. I’m in this business. We create these shows to sell fights and entice people into these characters.

“I watched [Showtime’s four-part “All Access” series] show, Floyd knows how to do it. Floyd took this money side, he’ll go out on one of the shows and bring a stack of money and buy a car. And it’s entertaining. People, whether they like it or they hate it, they’re invested in the fight. one way or the other – whether they want to see Floyd lose or win. He’s done a great job of selling himself that way.”

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9/21/13 6:33 PM
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So if jones wants more money he should buy another car?
Lets hope its got decent airbags. Phone Post
9/21/13 7:57 PM
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Guarantee if anyone in the UFC were to start droppin money like floyd drops money DFW would be callin him an idiot and saying hes gonna be broke and how this isnt something you can do forever and you need to save your money.
9/21/13 8:02 PM
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Kings21 - Guarantee if anyone in the UFC were to start droppin money like floyd drops money DFW would be callin him an idiot and saying hes gonna be broke and how this isnt something you can do forever and you need to save your money.
Well one would make 100k and the other 100m Phone Post 3.0
9/21/13 8:07 PM
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Kings21 - Guarantee if anyone in the UFC were to start droppin money like floyd drops money DFW would be callin him an idiot and saying hes gonna be broke and how this isnt something you can do forever and you need to save your money.
Well one would make 100k and the other 100m Phone Post 3.0
They'll both still end up broke Phone Post
9/21/13 8:14 PM
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I heard 40 mil-ish. No where close to 100 million. Where did that figure comme from????
9/21/13 8:17 PM
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“Let’s face the facts," said White. "Floyd Mayweather, when he was ‘Pretty Boy Floyd,’ not that many people were interested. When he became ‘Money Mayweather,’ he became this huge personality.


So does this mean that Chad "Money" Mendes should be rolling in the dough soon?
9/21/13 8:18 PM
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RKing85 - I heard 40 mil-ish. No where close to 100 million. Where did that figure comme from????

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9/21/13 8:26 PM
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RKing85 - I heard 40 mil-ish. No where close to 100 million. Where did that figure comme from????
Just guaranteed 40 mil Phone Post
9/21/13 8:27 PM
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I read on yahoo that he'd end up with 80 mil? so 100M wouldn't be out of the question after all is said and done.
9/21/13 8:33 PM
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holy shit. I figured that 40 million was an estimate that included his PPV cut. No idea that was just his guarantee.

I need to become the best boxer in the world.

Course, I would also need to get a personality too....
9/21/13 8:48 PM
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It's amazing how heels sell much more than the good guys. No matter the culture everyone wants to pay to see the bad guy lose. Phone Post 3.0
9/21/13 8:49 PM
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It's amazing how heels sell much more than the good guys. No matter the culture everyone wants to pay to see the bad guy lose. Phone Post 3.0
9/21/13 8:57 PM
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Trane - “Let’s face the facts," said White. "Floyd Mayweather, when he was ‘Pretty Boy Floyd,’ not that many people were interested. When he became ‘Money Mayweather,’ he became this huge personality.


So does this mean that Chad "Money" Mendes should be rolling in the dough soon?
Lol Vu Phone Post 3.0
9/22/13 9:16 AM
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He was making money even prior to the money name. Shit I didnt even know he changed it until the fight started.

He's a known name, not his nickname.

It's the same shit with klitschko. When they fight the whole world knows about it. Even people that arent into boxing.
9/22/13 9:41 PM
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Floyd makes money because he's his own Zuffa.  Don't get it twisted.  Dana knows this but doesn't want Jones getting any ideas.

9/22/13 10:00 PM
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Dont agree with Dana, Floyd became a star when he started ko'ing guys and not running for 12 rounds. when he brutalized Gatti and started going after guys people wanted to see him fight. Before that he was thought of as another Pernell Wittaker who couldn't give away his fights.
9/22/13 10:34 PM
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dana has a point.. once floyd changed the image he portrayed of himself, he became a star, money wise and popular.
9/22/13 10:44 PM
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Winning 40+ fights without losing has nothing to do with him being popular. Phone Post
9/23/13 12:44 AM
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Had a lot to do with the oscar fight...that put him on the radar to the masses and everyone loved that buildup show series for that fight. Phone Post
9/23/13 12:46 AM
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No one wants to watch a UFC fighter buy a sensible Sedan

9/23/13 1:25 AM
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jzus14 - dana has a point.. once floyd changed the image he portrayed of himself, he became a star, money wise and popular.

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9/23/13 2:23 AM
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thatcpjguy - It's amazing how heels sell much more than the good guys. No matter the culture everyone wants to pay to see the bad guy lose. Phone Post 3.0

Mainly when they are black though. Its real hard for fans to get behind black athletes. Most want to see them lose or fail.
Look in MMA...Jon Jones is dominant as hell but people want to see him lose.Same with Anderson Silva. Sure they are cocky,but so is/was every dominant champ.
9/23/13 4:29 PM
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thatcpjguy - It's amazing how heels sell much more than the good guys. No matter the culture everyone wants to pay to see the bad guy lose. Phone Post 3.0

Mainly when they are black though. Its real hard for fans to get behind black athletes. Most want to see them lose or fail.
Look in MMA...Jon Jones is dominant as hell but people want to see him lose.Same with Anderson Silva. Sure they are cocky,but so is/was every dominant champ.

Yes black athletes have had very little success in ganing fans in America.

9/23/13 5:04 PM
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When Dana starts paying his fighters 40 Million for a fight, maybe they could start throwing cash around.

When everyone knows you only make 250/250 it's kinda hard to play the Floyd role.

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