Floyd Mayweather could be in for the greatest single-fight payday of his career against Conor McGregor on Aug. 26. That’s, of course, if the projections of his fight purse are to be believed.
In a snippet of Friday’s second episode of Showtime’s “All Access” series for Mayweather vs. McGregor, “Money” suggests he’ll make upwards of $300 million for the bout, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for a high-definition pay-per-view price of $99.95 in North America.
“I can do it in 36 minutes – $300 million or better in 36 minutes,” Mayweather said in the clip obtained by TMZ. “We’re just being real. Like I said before, I’m not hurting. I’m far from hurting.”
According to Mayweather advisor Leonard Ellerbe, the undefeated boxer will surpass $1 billion in career earnings when he shares the ring with McGregor. There have been suggestions Mayweather only took the fight with McGregor due to his very public financial situation with the IRS, but he made it clear he’s not struggling financially.
“I can’t say what the UFC is paying (McGregor), but every month I make millions,” Mayweather said. “They talk about it; I be about it. I really got it. You’re all not gonna make this in a lifetime.”
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Source: The Blue Corner| MMA Junkie