The rumored Mayweather-McGregor fight has been picking up enough steam that Conor McGregor appeared on SportsCenter's Sunday Converseration yesterday to talk about it. Here's some excepts on what McGregor had to say on the topic.
On whether or not the rumored fight is a real possibility or just promotion:
"I hear the boy talking. The leak came out, it was him that leaked the rumor, and he said he gets $100M and I get $7M. That's a pay cut to me, I don't take pay cuts, I thought boxing was where the money was at. The $7M was absolutely laughable, he's talking $100M, I'm also talking $100M.
"I'm 27 years of age and I'm just about halfway through a $100M contract. At 27 years of age Floyd Mayweather was on Oscar De La Hoya's undercard. So, compare that.
"Who doesn't want to conquer both worlds? He's getting old now, I have the size, I have the reach, I have the height, I have the youth. He needs me, I don't need him! That's the truth of it. Who else can he fight? He fights someone else in the boxing realm and it's like all of the sudden the pay comes from $100M to $15M. So, he needs me.
"If he wants to talk, we can talk, but it's me who's in control here."
On if this proposed fight would be a boxing match as opposed to MMA:
"Again, I don't really care about rules, he can make all the rules he wants. I know he would not want to fight in a mixed martial arts contest -- in a true fight. You want to fight in a limited fight, that's no problem, we can do that. I will set aside many other forms of fighting that I practice in and I will focus on one particular craft.
"I'm in a game of spinning plates. I'm spinning a boxing plate, I'm spinning a taekwondo plate, I'm spinning a jiu-jitsu plate, I'm spinning a freestyle wrestling plate, a karate plate. There's so many spinning plates in this game. If I were to put all them down and have one boxing plate spinning - it would be like a load off my shoulders."