It may everlastingly remain a legendary confrontation saved just for video gamers, yet Extreme Battling Title star Conor McGregor says he accepts with regards to drawing power, he’s on equivalent balance with resigned unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. on the off chance that they were to ever venture once again into a boxing ring.
“I hear the kid talking. It was him that released the talk that he’d get $100 million, I’d get $7 million. That is a compensation cut for me. I don’t take pay cuts. I thought boxing was the place the cash was at. Seven million is totally bizarre,” McGregor told Kenny Mayne on ESPN in a meeting that broadcast Sunday morning.
“He’s talking $100 million, I’m additionally talking $100 million. I’m 27 years old and I’m just about part of the way through a $100-million contract. At 27, Floyd Mayweather was on Oscar De La Hoya’s undercard, so think about that.”
Mayweather, 39, reported his retirement in the wake of crushing Andre Berto in September, yet as of late communicated enthusiasm for an arrival for a “nine-figure” pay day.
One of Mayweather’s nearest partners is Showtime Official VP Stephen Espinoza, whose system arranged six Mayweather battles from 2013 to 2015, including the wealthiest one-day wearing occasion ever, a Mayweather triumph over Manny Pacquiao in May 2015, when Mayweather earned more than $220 million.
“He is by all accounts exceptionally keen on McGregor – out in the open settings and private settings,” Espinoza told the Los Angeles Times late Saturday after Mayweather advanced (however didn’t go to) a three-session card of super-welterweight title battles in Las Vegas.
“With nine-figure satchels, that is Floyd’s method for saying he’s lone going to return for a major, enormous, around the world level occasion. He’s not going to return for something conventional. He’s truism, ‘I will return for something unprecedented that is going to make everybody sit up and pay heed.’ I imagine that is what he’s hoping to do.”
Espinoza said he has not addressed any UFC official about the battle. “The signs we are getting are that they are not intrigued,” he said. “In the event that there’s a discussion to be had, we’ll have it.”
McGregor fanned the flares in his TV meeting.
“He’s getting old now,” McGregor said. “I have the size, I have the achieve, I have the stature, I have the adolescent. He needs me. I needn’t bother with him. That is reality of it. Who else would he be able to battle? He battles another person in the boxing domain, out of the blue the compensation goes from $100 million to $15 million, so on the off chance that he needs to talk, we can talk, however it’s me who’s in control here.
“He can make all the standards he needs. I know he would not have any desire to battle me in a blended combative technique challenge, a genuine battle. On the off chance that you need to battle in a constrained battle, no issue, we can do that. I’ll concentrate on one specific art. [In MMA], I’m in a round of turning plates … to put every one of them down and have only one boxing plate turning, it would resemble a heap off my shoulders.”
McGregor talked about the idea of a Mayweather session before his Walk misfortune to Nate Diaz. McGregor strikingly volunteered to battle Diaz, who was a late swap for harmed Rafael dos Anjos, at 170 pounds – 25 pounds higher than as far as possible at featherweight, where the charming Irishman remains as UFC champion.
Diaz won by second-round accommodation as McGregor shriveled under Diaz’s overwhelming punches and the exhaustion of conveying the additional weight.
At the point when McGregor declined UFC requests to leave Europe and take an interest in a UFC 200 news meeting for a July 9 rematch with Diaz, the Irishman was yanked from the card.
“It was an advertised common war,” McGregor said. “I needed to be centered around my preparation. I was in a period where I was making sense of something [in training]. I simply needed to do sensible media stuff … 40-hour flights … a diversion of New York, Vegas, California, 70 syndicated programs, adverts. I was, ‘I just made you $400 million a week ago! I have to get right.’ I was somewhere down all the while.
“It exploded. I was only sort of messing around with that toward the begin, it was somewhat apathetic, and after that unexpectedly, it went [toxic] and it was, ‘You’re off [UFC] 200.’ It was entertaining. To see everything explode like that was diverting for a short time. Seeing the damn question and answer session occur, I resembled, ‘I should’ve quite recently bounced on the damn flight, stuck it out, ran with it.’
“Be that as it may, in some cases you must make the right decision for you.”
McGregor a week ago met with UFC Executive Lorenzo Fertitta and President Dana White in Los Angeles to mitigate the hostility, and the UFC is currently obviously trying to organize the McGregor-Diaz rematch by September.
“I’m focused on the battle diversion,” McGregor said. “I appreciate challenges. I appreciate battling, period.”