Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has revealed how much he would need to be paid to go against Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Since their blockbuster boxing bout in 2017, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have been considering a rematch. Mayweather recently spoke to TMZ Sport, stating that he would be open to fight the Irishman if the UFC “pay right”. Khabib Nurmagomedov has also been added to the conversation, recently stating that he would fight Mayweather for 11 rounds in boxing, if he did just 1 round of MMA.
Floyd Mayweather seems to be on board with the potential matchups, but says that he would need to be paid $600 million in order to take on either one of them. He recently spoke at an event in London’s York Hall, promoted by DKM Promotions.
“We talked about on social media, there’s two names right now,” Mayweather said (from Mirror). “We talked about the Conor McGregor fight, we talked about the Khabib fight. For myself, the number is $600 million. If I’m going to go out there and risk it, it’d have to be worth it.”
That’s a huge amount of money for a single fight, despite the bout against McGregor reportedly earning Mayweather around $275 million. He is clearly looking to double his last payday with this potential fight against McGregor or Nurmagomedov, who has become a huge star in MMA.
Nurmagomedov addressed this report during the UFC 249 pre-fight press conference, unsurprisingly saying that $600 million is unreasonable and no one will pay that much. He also brought up his previous statement about doing 11 rounds of boxing against Mayweather in exchange for 1 round of MMA.
“600 million dollars, for what, fight with me? Who’s going to give him this money? Not me too. Dana not going to give him 600 million dollars,” Nurmagomedov said.
Floyd Mayweather has not competed professionally since he beat Conor McGregor in August of 2017. He is unlikely to come out of retirement for an MMA fight, but there has been some speculation about a possible rematch against Manny Pacquiao in boxing.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 7th March, 2020.