If one is to believe posts from Floyd Mayweather, the fight against him and Conor McGregor seems to be on. “Money” Mayweather posted via Instagram Sunday evening that a boxing fight between him and UFC featherweight champion McGregor is on and will be broadcasted live on pay-per-view.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) May 30, 2016
According to MMA News, sports reporter Colin Cowherd announced that the boxing match between McGregor and Mayweather is set on September 17 of this year. The fight is supposed to happen in Las Vegas.
The Sun said that the graphic looked “amateurish” and appears more like the advertising of a local amateur boxing match rather than one of the most-awaited fights in the history of MMA and/or boxing.
If McGregor indeed decides to go from MMA to boxing, he would want to make the money conditions set straight with Floyd Mayweather, even if it was only this one match.
The Irish fighter said that he heard Floyd Mayweather spreading rumors that the boxer will have $139M and the MMA fighter will only have $10M. McGregor said it would only be his pay cut but that he doesn’t take pay cuts. He believes $10M is laughable.
McGregor said, “He’s talking $100m, I’m also talking $100m. I’m 27 years of age and I’m only just about halfway through a $139M contract. At 27, Floyd Mayweather was on Oscar De La Hoya’s undercard, so compare that.”
While the buzz around the fight is going on, world-famous boxing trainer Freddie Roach talked about his most recent meet up with Mayweather. The trainer said that he was approached by Mayweather to tell him to take the chance to train McGegor if the role was offered to him.
Roach said rumors saying that McGregor has asked for him to train the MMA fighter for an upcoming match against Floyd Mayweather are untrue. McGregor has not called him yet, Roach added. However, Mayweather came by his gym last week and told him the fight is going to happen and that they are going to “make a lot of money”.