How much should viewers expect to pay to watch Mayweather vs. McGregor?
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 11:56
McGregor boxed in club tournaments in Dublin and in provincial underage championships when he was with Crumlin BC as a teenager before making his name in mixed martial arts.
Mayweather, 40, is quite possibly the greatest defensive boxer of all time and is undefeated at 49-0. If McGregor is going to make around $100 million even after UFC takes their cut, that means Mayweather is due to make well over $200 million. The mega-fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao generated a record 4.6 million PPV buys in 2015, leaving Mayweather with a final check worth between $220 million and $230 million, according to ESPN.
"Can he go in there in a 12-round fight and can he knock out Floyd Mayweather?".
However, that means McGregor vs. Mayweather would need to take in nearly double the $600 million the American's fight with Manny Pacquiao made - dubbed "the richest night in sports history".
After several months of constant negotiations and many speculations about the money, the place of the fight, the rules, etc., two of the most popular fighters in this era announced some details regarding their clash. We're going to do UFC Embedded like we do for our fights, and a couple of other things. However, a deal was held up over money and several logistical issues, including McGregor's contract with UFC.
"As with every Mayweather and McGregor fight part of the appeal is the spectacle and outsize personalities who are participating in it", Espinoza said.
"Showtime is the exclusive distributor of Floyd Mayweather's fights but they were kind enough to open the gate and let us do some stuff too".
"The handsome thing about the disaster that was that fight, was that I think everybody learned from it, and it won't happen again".