UFC president Dana White said there’s still plenty of work to be done on a Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight, but that if everything comes together there could be boatloads of money in it for both fighters.
Speaking on Fox Sports 1’s “The Herd,” White says that McGregor stands to make exponentially more in a fight with Mayweather than he’s ever made fighting in the octagon, assuming the fight sells as well as expected.
"It depends on how much the fight sells," White said. "If the fight sells as well as I think it can, Floyd makes a little north of $100 [million] and Conor makes $75 [million].
"[Mayweather] feels like he's the A side and he should get more of it. We really haven't got into that negotiation yet. I wanted to get McGregor locked in first because McGregor is under contract with me. At the end of the day, does this fight make a ton of sense for me? It really doesn't. But Conor wants this thing really bad, and I've said this many times: The kid's stepped up and saved some big fights for me. I'm in. I'll figure it out."
McGregor, however, believes that White is short-changing the expectations for his share, saying that he could make over $100M himself judging by less conservative estimates.
Purse estimates aside, White says that he and McGregor are on the same page about finances and that he’ll now try to negotiate with Mayweather’s side in an effort to get the deal done, promising that he’ll do everything in his power to strike a bargain.